Report: Eagles keep Fletcher Cox on a one-year, $10 million deal

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The Eagles lost Javon Hargrave, but they have managed to keep Fletcher Cox.

The defensive lineman turned down more lucrative offers, giving the Eagles a “hometown discount,” Adam Schefter of ESPN reports. Cox agreed to a one-year, $10 million contract.

Cox ranks 28th on PFT’s list of top-100 free agents.

Cox, 32, entered the NFL as a first-round pick of the Eagles in 2012, and he has spent all 11 seasons of his NFL career in Philadelphia.

He has made six Pro Bowls, the last time in 2020, and once was All-Pro.

In his career, Cox has 486 tackles, 65 sacks, 156 quarterback hits, 14 pass breakups and 15 forced fumbles.

20 responses to “Report: Eagles keep Fletcher Cox on a one-year, $10 million deal

  1. Bad move. Should have let him walk to the other conference! Said the rest of the NFC East

  2. Sweat and Reddick as the primary pass rushers with Graham rotating in Davis and Milton Williams inside with Cox rotating in. Seems grounded in reality to me.

  3. Translation: He wasn’t gonna get what he wants from other teams except for a crazy inflated backend contract that means nothing just like the Rams did last year with Wagner.

  4. touchback6 says:
    March 15, 2023 at 6:35 pm
    Double down, Howie! Double down!



    Remember when his team beat the Pats in the SB because BB put his own ego ahead of the team and refused to put Malcom Butler in the game despite Nick Foles carving up the Pats secondary?

  5. The pain comes next year when Hurts’ extension (its coming) kicks in. The Eagles are likely a playoff team again this year, but they wont be as good as they were in 2022.

  6. Howie’s achilles heel is letting his fondess for certain players get in the way of what is best for the team; and one of his favorites is Fletcher.

  7. I’m s Fletch fan as well..but wouldn’t that 10 million be better used on CJGJ? Losing White and T.J. Edwards isn’t awful because Dean can replace White who was horrible in coverage and T.J. is replaceable..the only FA imo who is not replaceable is CJGJ..hoping Howie has a way to pay CJ and Hurts and drafts a CB at 10 to replace Slay..then it will be a successful transition..Cmon Howie

  8. Howie will never let his fondness interfere with the good of the team. Both Graham and Cox had bounce back years and both gave a discount to return to their home. You have no idea what this team means to them, and Kelce and Johnson. Keeping the core together is probably the most important part of this. Leadership means something. To see those guys, everyday, doing the work, doing things the right way, that is invaluable to an organization, team sports, business, government. It works no matter what or where. Wake Up!

  9. deannafell says:
    March 15, 2023 at 6:41 pm
    Cox: in. Hargrave: out.

    Howie does it again!
    Lol!! He did indeed.
    So you gave money to an older less productive guy. I can see why eagles are returning to the Super Bowl

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