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Fletcher Cox | Defensive Lineman | #91

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (26) / 12/13/1990
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 310
College: Mississippi State
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 1 (12) / PHI
Contract: view contract details

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Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (calf) is active for Week 6 against the Panthers.
Cox missed the Eagles' past two games. His return is a major boost across the board, particularly against the run. Carolina's ground attack has been struggling. Cox will aim to keep it that way. Oct 12 - 6:56 PM

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Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (calf) practiced Tuesday.

It gives him a good chance to suit up against the Panthers on Thursday night. Cox has been sidelined since Week 3.
Oct 10 - 12:13 PM

The Philadelphia Daily News' Les Bowen reports Eagles DT Fletcher Cox is "week to week" with a calf injury.

Coach Doug Pederson called Cox "day to day" on Wednesday, but the injury is apparently more severe than the coach is letting on. With the secondary already down some key players, losing Cox is a big blow to the defense. In better news, MLB Jordan Hicks (ankle) and S Rodney McLeod (hamstring) practiced in full on Wednesday.
Sep 28 - 9:33 AM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox exited Week 3 with a calf injury.

Cox was originally listed as questionable to return after suffering the injury in the second quarter, but he was ruled out along with LB Jordan Hicks (ankle) after the break. Already dealing with injuries in the secondary, the Eagles cannot afford any long-term issues in their front seven.
Sep 24 - 7:25 PM

Eagles DT Fletcher Cox is back in Philadelphia.

Cox snapped a photo of himself on a plane headed to Philadelphia. It is not surprising considering ESPN's Tim McManus reported Cox was expected back this week, but it does put a large dent in talk radio's planned programming. Despite the missed time, Cox should be ready to dominate again this season.
May 29 - 9:01 AM

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.
Wed, Jun 22, 2016 04:18:00 PM

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.
Mon, Jun 13, 2016 06:31:00 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.
Thu, Jun 9, 2016 11:36:00 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.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 02:27:00 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.
Mon, Jun 6, 2016 01:10:00 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.
Tue, May 17, 2016 11:51:00 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.
Tue, May 10, 2016 09:09:00 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.
Mon, Apr 18, 2016 10:28:00 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.
Tue, Apr 12, 2016 08:48:00 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.
Sat, Mar 5, 2016 09:40:00 AM

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