June 7, 2023

Report: Fletcher Cox resigns with Eagles, turns down larger offers to stay in Philadelphia


Fletcher Cox #91 of the Philadelphia Eagles looks on against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field on December 3, 2018 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

The Eagles have resigned another veteran.

They are bringing back veteran defensive tackle Fletcher Cox to a one-year deal worth $10 million, as he, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter, turned down more lucrative offers to remain an Eagle.

Cox has spent his entire 11-year career in Philadelphia and will return for a 12th. Cox has been a unit in the Eagles’ defensive line, which has been a force for the past several seasons. He was the team’s 12th overall pick in 2012 and has reached six Pro Bowls and has been named to four All-Pro teams (one first including three seconds). Along with these achievements, he has been one of the best interior defensive linemen in football over the last 10 seasons.

The 32-year-old continued to play at a high level in 2022, hoarding 43 tackles, seven for loss, seven sacks, 14 quarterback hits, and a fumble recovery. It was his seventh season with five or more sacks, an impressive run for an interior pass-rusher.

The Eagles have now brought back defensive end Brandon Graham to a 1-year deal worth up to $6 million and center Jason Kelce announced his return on Monday. All three lifelong Eagles could end up passing David Akers for most games played as an Eagle this season.

2 thoughts on “Report: Fletcher Cox resigns with Eagles, turns down larger offers to stay in Philadelphia

  1. Great news for the Eagles fans! Cox is returning for his 12th season with the team and his contribution to the Eagles’ defensive line has been remarkable. My question is, do you think Cox will continue to be as dominant as he’s been in the last 10 seasons? Great article!
    David Brock

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