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Fletcher Cox | Defensive Lineman

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (23) / 12/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 300
College: Mississippi State
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According to Philly.com, Eagles RE Fletcher Cox has been "very quiet" in camp, and hasn't had "the look of a player ready to make a huge leap."
Reporter Jimmy Kempski allows that Cox may be "waiting in the weeds," but has observed Cox doing "diddly squat" in this week's joint practices with the Patriots. Cox had a quiet sophomore year in 2013, but it was quietly good. Even if Cox doesn't take a step forward, he shouldn't fall off a cliff. Aug 12 - 8:56 PM

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Eagles DL Fletcher Cox doesn't anticipate knowing his exact position until "probably the first game of the season."

A defensive tackle in Philly's old 4-3, Cox is tentatively expected to play most of his snaps at end in the new 3-4. "Coach has got me doing a lot of things," he said. "It's kind of up in the air, I don't know where I'll be playing." Still only 22 years old, Cox racked up 5.5 sacks and 39 tackles across 15 games (nine starts) as a rookie. He should be the Eagles' best defensive lineman this year.
Source: CSN Philly
Thu, Jul 25, 2013 03:06:00 PM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17.

Cox put together a very strong rookie season, grading out as the No. 17 defensive tackle at Pro Football Focus. Cox's 5.5 sacks currently tie him with Brandon Graham for the team lead. Derek Landri will start at defensive tackle in Cox's place.
Sat, Dec 29, 2012 09:54:00 AM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.

This will likely end a very solid rookie year for Cox, the No. 12 overall pick. Over his last six games, he's been a disruptive force while racking up 4.5 sacks and 20 tackles.
Sun, Dec 23, 2012 08:40:00 PM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox was forced from Philadelphia's Week 13 game against the Cowboys after aggravating his tailbone injury, and is questionable to return.

Cox went down early in the second quarter, and didn't return before halftime. His night is likely through. Cox was initially injured in last Monday night's loss.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 09:49:00 PM

Eagles first-round rookie DT Fletcher Cox left Monday night's game versus the Panthers with a tailbone injury.

Cox left early in the second quarter and headed to the locker room for X-rays on the area. The No. 12 overall pick entered Week 12 with 28 tackles and three sacks. Philadelphia has an abundance of defensive linemen.
Mon, Nov 26, 2012 09:31:00 PM

Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox was elevated to the starting lineup over Derek Landri on the Week 9 depth chart.

The Eagles go heavy on rotation up front, but Cox has been playing more than Landri all season. Drawing his first start versus the Falcons, the impressive rookie responded with 11 tackles. Cox has been stronger against the run this year while Landri has more effectively rushed the passer.
Tue, Oct 30, 2012 04:01:00 PM

Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox was ejected from Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Lions for throwing a punch.

With 10 minutes left in regulation, Cox found himself at the bottom of a pile and said he felt someone hitting him. So he started punching his way out and the refs caught him. "I must admit I did throw a punch," he said afterward. Cox, the No. 12 overall pick, has been the Eagles' best interior run-stuffer this season.
Mon, Oct 15, 2012 09:07:00 AM

Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox has "consistently" played more game-day snaps than starters Cullen Jenkins and Derek Landri early in the season.

Cox doesn't start games, but he plays more than the starters. The Eagles used a four-man defensive tackle rotation in Week 5 against the Steelers, with Cox's 45 snaps pacing the unit. Jenkins played 41, Landri 31, and Cedric Thornton 29. On the season, Cox has amassed 11 tackles, one sack, and two pass breakups.
Mon, Oct 8, 2012 01:11:00 PM

NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox will be a "dominant force" in the NFL.

"Cox has rare first-step quickness," writes Jeremiah, "and his hands are very explosive against both the run and pass," A scout with the Eagles last season, Jeremiah insists predicting a "good" career for Cox would be "selling his ability short." The Eagles' depth up front is beginning to rival that of the Giants.
Source: NFL.com
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 01:16:00 AM

Eagles signed rookie DT Fletcher Cox, the No. 12 overall pick, to a four-year contract.

On draft day, Philadelphia surrendered the Nos. 15, 114, and 172 overall picks in order to move up for Cox. Those selections turned into DE Bruce Irvin, DT Jaye Howard, and CB Jeremy Lane on Seattle's end. Cox is being brought up to speed quickly in Philadelphia, moving all around Jim Washburn's defensive line. He'll compete for a starting job with Mike Patterson in training camp.
Mon, Jun 18, 2012 04:26:00 PM

Eagles first-round pick Fletcher Cox has seen some snaps at defensive end in rookie minicamp.

At an unusually svelte 6-foot-4, 298 pounds for a defensive tackle, Cox is expected to kick out to end in some pass-rushing situations. Cox played both positions in college, and shouldn't struggle with being moved around.
Sat, May 12, 2012 01:41:00 PM

Eagles DL coach Jim Washburn confirmed that No. 12 overall pick Fletcher Cox will "jump right into the rotation we’ve got and start playing."

"When God made him, he meant him to play in this system right here," gushed Washburn. "He's the biggest 296-pounder I've ever seen. He's just sudden, he's quick. He's just really athletic." Coach Andy Reid expects Cox to "anchor down at tackle," but also rush from the end spot depending on situation.
Source: CSN Philly
Fri, Apr 27, 2012 01:15:00 PM

Eagles traded up with the Seahawks to select Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox with the No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia surrenders pick No. 114 and a sixth-round selection to move up three spots, but Cox is certainly worth the price. A true penetrating three-technique, Cox does his best work disrupting upfield with low pad level and excellent burst. He still has a long way to go technique wise, infrequently using his length to his advantage, but Cox's relentless motor is invaluable. This is a perfect fit for the Eagles' aggressive, upfield defense.
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 09:10:00 PM

NFL Network's Jason La Canfora confirms that the Eagles "really covet" Mississippi State DT Fletcher Cox.

Reports out of Philly since early in the draft process have hinted the same thing. While the price would undoubtedly be "steep," the Eagles may try to execute a trade up into the top seven or eight picks in order to acquire Cox before the Panthers go on the board. The cost to do so might be a second-round pick. The Eagles have two second-rounders (46, 51), so ammo isn't an issue.
Source: NFL.com
Thu, Apr 26, 2012 12:21:00 PM

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