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Fletcher Cox | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 310
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (12) / PHI
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Eagles DT Fletcher Cox said "everybody's excited" to work with new DC Jim Schwartz.
The addition of Schwartz influenced Cox's decision to sign a long-term contract with Philadelphia. "He’s got a name for himself with the 4-3 defense, getting after the quarterback and that’s what everybody’s excited to do, especially guys on the D-line," said Cox, who will do less two gapping and more pass rushing under Schwartz. Cox logged a career-high 9.5 sacks last season and has a good chance to top that number in 2016. Jun 22 - 4:18 PM

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Eagles signed DT Fletcher Cox to a six-year, $103 million extension through 2022.

He gets $63 million guaranteed, besting Ndamukong Suh's $60 million for the most ever for a non-quarterback. Cox was entering the final year of his rookie deal and won't turn 26 until December. The extension is well deserved, even if Cox isn't the first name that pops to mind as someone we'd envision setting a new-money record. Behind only J.J. Watt, Cox was Pro Football Focus' No. 2 overall 3-4 end last season, setting career highs in tackles (71) and sacks (9.5). Cox will attack from the interior as a 4-3 three technique under new DC Jim Schwartz.
Jun 13 - 6:31 PM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox is "expecting to be at training camp."

Cox sat out the voluntary portion of the offseason program in search of a long-term extension, but he reported for mandatory minicamp this week. Considering Cox is in full control of his presence at training camp, "expecting" is an interesting word choice, but it would be surprising if he held out. The Eagles have already said they want to give Cox a big-money deal, and it is likely the two sides reach an agreement before camp.
Jun 9 - 11:36 AM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox arrived at the team's practice facility on Monday.

Darren Sproles also made an appearance. Both will be in attendance for the start of mandatory minicamp on Tuesday. Apparently neither felt missing minicamp was worth the $76,580 fine. Sproles clarified that his absence at OTAs was related to "family stuff." Cox is entering the last year of his rookie deal and is hoping for a long-term extension.
Jun 6 - 2:27 PM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox is expected to report for this week's mandatory minicamp.

Cox skipped the entirety of the voluntary offseason program, but he was likely unwilling to pay the $76,580 fine to skip the mandatory sessions, especially since it is still unclear what leverage he gained by skipping the voluntary work. The Eagles have been clear about their desire to give Cox a big-money deal. It would be surprising if the two sides do not work something out before camp.
Jun 6 - 1:10 PM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox is sitting out OTAs.

Cox has skipped all voluntary work to this point in the offseason program. The Eagles have been clear in their desire to sign him to a big-money extension, but he must not be happy with how negotiations are progressing. Cox is set to earn $7.799 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
May 17 - 11:51 AM

Eagles contract-year DT Fletcher Cox is skipping this week's voluntary workouts.

Cox has yet to participate in voluntary work as he and the Eagles try to hammer out an extension. Considering Howie Roseman has been crystal clear in his desire to hand Cox a big-money deal, it is not clear what leverage Cox is gaining by skipping voluntary events. It would be a surprise if the two sides did not get something worked out before training camp.
May 10 - 9:09 AM

Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he does not expect DT Fletcher Cox to attend this week's minicamp.

He also sat out voluntary workouts two weeks ago. The absences likely are contract-related. Negotiations on a long-term extension have not gone smoothly, with Cox reportedly turning down a deal worth over $60 million guaranteed. Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman has consistently said the team is committed to working out an extension, and it remains likely Cox is signed to a massive deal prior to training camp.
Apr 18 - 10:28 AM

94WIP Philadelphia's Howard Eskin reports Eagles DT Fletcher Cox turned down a contract extension worth "over $60 million guaranteed."

The total value was over $100 million. Eskin reports Cox has been heavily influenced by his agent, who he says is trying to reset the defensive line market. The Eagles have been crystal clear in their desire to get a new deal done, and it would be surprising if Cox heads into camp without an extension. Cox is scheduled to make $7.799 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Apr 12 - 8:48 AM

Eagles VP of football operations Howie Roseman confirmed the Eagles remain committed to getting an extension done with DT Fletcher Cox.

"We have to make sure that we’re always in a place where we have to get Fletcher done," Roseman said. "We want to get Fletcher done, whether that’s today, tomorrow, whatever point in time. We want Fletcher to be here." Roseman has admitted Cox is poised to get "great player money," but adds the Eagles are not "shy" about handing out a big contract. With every priority free agent taken care of, Cox should be the next in-house domino to fall. Cox is scheduled to make $7.8 million in the final year of his rookie deal.
Mar 5 - 9:40 AM

VP of football operations Howie Roseman confirmed the Eagles would like to sign DT Fletcher Cox to a long-term deal.

"He knows that we feel that way," Roseman said. The Eagles have already signed Brent Celek, Vinny Curry, Zach Ertz and Lane Johnson to extensions this offseason, and will have to make a decision on Sam Bradford in the coming weeks. That's a lot of salaries to juggle. Cox has one year left on his rookie deal. The 25-year-old is reportedly seeking up to $50 million in guaranteed money.
Feb 19 - 1:24 PM

NJ Advance Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks reports Eagles DL Fletcher Cox's imminent contract extension could include over $50 million in guaranteed money.

One of Shorr-Parks' sources said "the smart bet is to take the over" on $50 million. Cox has been a dominant 3-4 defensive end the last two seasons, and the Eagles are obviously confident he can continue to excel as an end-tackle hybrid in new DC Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme. Recently re-signed DE Vinny Curry and Cox have the potential to be a dominant force for the next several seasons.
Feb 9 - 9:09 AM

The Eagles have opened contract negotiations with DE Fletcher Cox.

Cox is under contract in 2016 after the Eagles picked up his fifth-year option last offseason. All of his $7.799 million salary counts on the cap, however, and Philadelphia would probably like to lower his cap hit to make room for Sam Bradford and Vinny Curry. Cox recorded 9.5 sacks and was one of the best 3-4 defensive ends in the league last season. He should be used all along the line in new DC Jim Schwartz's attacking 4-3 scheme.
Jan 26 - 10:43 AM

A poll of 22 Eagles reporters listed DE Fletcher Cox as the player most likely to have a breakout year.

Cox isn’t exactly a breakout candidate after earning second-team All-Pro honors in 2014. He should improve on last year’s mediocre sack total, but is more disruptive against the run. Sam Bradford (4), Jordan Matthews (3), Nelson Agholor (1), and Zach Ertz (1) also received votes.
Fri, Aug 28, 2015 05:49:00 PM

NFL teams view Eagles DE Fletcher Cox as a trade piece.

Cox was the Eagles' defensive MVP last year and is a rising star at age 24. But if Chip Kelly is going to get his man in Marcus Mariota, he'll have to give up a serious bounty. It's not often that a QB-needy coach can draft the perfect fit for his system after coaching that player just three years earlier. Chip has reportedly said he believes Mariota will win "multiple" Super Bowls.
Thu, Apr 30, 2015 07:41:00 AM

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