Reunited: Eagles heading towards bringing back Fletcher Cox on one-year contract
After just a few hours on the open market, Fletcher Cox is expected to be back with the Philadelphia Eagles. According to numerous reports, the discussions are moving towards Cox and the Eagles agreeing to a one-year reworked contract.
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Philadelphia released the veteran defensive tackle right before he was scheduled to have $18 million guaranteed in his contract. The move saved the Eagles a few million, but the contract is so complex nobody has been able to confirm the specifics fully.
Originally, the move was designated to be a post-June 1st deal, so if Cox does return to Philly, the new deal will go into effect then.
It’s also unknown if this new deal will cancel out any current dead-cap hits or how much it will be worth. Chances are it could be like Jason Kelce’s reworked deal, which has several dummy years but is essentially just a one-year deal.
Regardless, if they can land Cox back in Philly, it’ll be a huge boost to the their defensive line. The addition of Haason Reddick alongside a fully healthy Brandon Graham could make this group the best in football.
Signing Cox to a cheaper contract could also help the Eagles potentially bring in another free agent in a place of need like wide receiver or safety.
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