Eagles bring back Fletcher Cox on one-year, $14 million deal
After just a few days on the open market, Fletcher Cox has officially re-signed with the Philadelphia Eagles. The team will bring the veteran defensive tackle back on a one-year deal, worth $14 million.
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.
Cox will now return to the Eagles on a one-year deal. From the jump of Cox’s release, it was rumored that the team would like to bring the star DT back, just on a cheaper deal.
Fletcher Cox has been the glue of this defensive line for years. Although he is coming off a down season of his career, he still has an impact in the trenches. With the addition of Haason Reddick alongside a fully healthy Brandon Graham, bringing the veteran back on a one-year deal sets the Eagles up to have one of the best defensive lines in football.
The team has also agreed to bring back Boston Scott and Anthony Harris on one-year deals along with Fletcher Cox.
Alongside this move, $14.88M of Pro Bowl CB Darius Slay’s salary has been shifted to a signing bonus as well, which opens up $11M extra in cap space going into next season.
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