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Fletcher Cox | Defensive Lineman

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (24) / 12/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 300
College: Mississippi State
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 28 - 5:49 PM

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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.
Apr 30 - 7:41 AM

The Eagles have exercised their fifth-year option on RE Fletcher Cox, valued at $7.8 million.

This one was a no-brainer. Not yet 25 years old, Cox has developed into one of the NFL's most disruptive 3-4 ends, both as a run defender and pass rusher. Although Cox has been the subject of offseason trade rumors, the Eagles should be seeking a bounty if they're to part with a rising star like Cox.
Apr 27 - 4:25 PM suggests the Eagles could use DE Fletcher Cox as trade bait in a Marcus Mariota deal.

If the Eagles are going to move up from No. 20 to the top-five, they'll likely have to surrender both picks and talented players. Cox, establishing himself as one of the game's best interior linemen, certainly fits the bill. He's also entering the final year of his contract and is playing the 3-4 end spot when his natural position is a 4-3 tackle.
Apr 9 - 9:02 AM

Philly Voice's Jimmy Kempski calls Eagles RE Fletcher Cox a "budding star."

Cox, the 12th overall pick in 2012, hasn't missed a start the past two seasons and has been a complete stud the two seasons he's played in the Eagles' 3-4 defense. He graded out as PFF's No. 5 overall 3-4 end last season, dominating as a run stopper. The 24-year-old is entering the final year of his rookie contract, but should be a player coach Chip Kelly wants to lock up on a long-term deal.
Apr 3 - 9:19 AM

According to, 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.
Tue, Aug 12, 2014 08:56:00 PM

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'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.
Sat, Aug 4, 2012 01:16:00 AM

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