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Eagles agree to contract with first-rounder Fletcher Cox

Fletcher Cox, Maurice Fountain AP

Add Philadelphia to the list of teams completing the signing of their draft class.

The Eagles announced they agreed to terms with first-round defensive tackle Fletcher Cox Monday.

The 12th overall pick will be able to make a maximum of $10.241 million over four years, per the slotted system for signing draft picks.

The Eagles traded up three spots in the first round to pick him, in hopes of shoring up the middle of their defense. He’s an excellent pass-rusher, and being able to work under veteran line coach Jim Washburn, could become an impact player quickly.

There are now 11 teams with all their draft picks under contract, and only 37 unsigned picks league-wide.

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14 Responses to “Eagles agree to contract with first-rounder Fletcher Cox”
  1. dawkinseffect says: Jun 18, 2012 4:45 PM

    Great to hear. GO BIRDS!!

    now can we start training camp? I need my football

  2. captainwisdom8888 says: Jun 18, 2012 4:50 PM

    Cox looks like he can be the real deal, and the Eagles need him to be…otherwise they’ll continue to spend their 1st round picks almost solely upon defensive linemen who seldom pan-out. The Eagles organization has invested heavily in the belief that a deep and disruptive D-line core will only make the rest of the defense better at their respective jobs.

  3. jacksaysfu says: Jun 18, 2012 5:06 PM

    Just put Cox in the middle & watch him explode !

  4. treye2 says: Jun 18, 2012 5:07 PM

    Great news! I have high hopes for this kid. Hopefully he’s the run stuffer that the Eagles need to put them over the top.

  5. joebuckiscreepy says: Jun 18, 2012 5:15 PM

    $10 million worth of Cox. We are golden.

  6. bleedgreen11 says: Jun 18, 2012 5:18 PM

    Nice! Him and Curry are going to be monsters together.

  7. philk0731 says: Jun 18, 2012 5:48 PM

    Anyone associated with the Eagles sure do love Cox, I’m sure he’ll really be stiff competition.

  8. joyriderideem says: Jun 18, 2012 6:02 PM

    Lol …well played philk!!! Glad there are no more signing first Rounders til the middle of TC..at least the CBS got 1a thing right!! Go eagles! !!

  9. laeaglefan says: Jun 18, 2012 6:22 PM

    Hopefully, Cox will at least turn out to be the next Corey Simon for the Eagles….before Simon turned into an ego inflated head case.

  10. harlemdom says: Jun 18, 2012 7:20 PM

    I am glad that we signed cox to, but lets not get a head of ourselves and think that we have the second coming of Jerome Brown, The young dude needs time, he is still a rookie. If he miss a couple of talckes here and there. Could be rookie mistakes, so lets not get ahead of ourselves.

  11. yelix says: Jun 18, 2012 8:12 PM

    Now that the 10th and 12th picks have been signed, I’d imagine that Dontari Poe, the 11th pick, will sign soon.

  12. jerrysandusky1 says: Jun 18, 2012 8:57 PM

    I can’t wait for Juan Castillo to line him up at Safety

  13. sloiggles says: Jun 18, 2012 10:22 PM

    We got wide 9 Cox!

  14. oldbyrd says: Jun 19, 2012 9:23 AM

    Sure looks good. With Curry, and the rest, they can all stay fresh. Hope he’s not another Jerome McDougal.

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