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Fletcher Cox | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (25) / 12/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 300
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (12) / PHI
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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

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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

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.
Mon, Apr 27, 2015 04:25:00 PM

NJ.com 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.
Source: NJ.com
Thu, Apr 9, 2015 09:02:00 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.
Fri, Apr 3, 2015 09:19:00 AM

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.
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

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