Trent Cole LB IND 6 months ago1 Comment

Cole will sign with the Colts, NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports.

Even with Robert Mathis hoping to return from a torn Achilles that cost him the entire 2014 season, there's little question that the Colts could use another pass-rusher. Cole hasn't recorded double-digit sacks since 2011, but he did total 14.5 between the 2013 and 2014 seasons. He has plenty of experience working as a 3-4 outside linebacker, and he'll turn 33 in October. Cole will likely take snaps away from Bjoern Wjerner and/or Erik Walden, though the latter still figures to have a significant role as a run-stopper, if he isn't released. With the futures of Mathis and Walden still somewhat uncertain, it's hard to predict Cole's 2015 snap count. At the very least, the long-time Eagle should be a fixture on passing downs.

Trent Cole LB IND 6 months ago

The Eagles will release Cole, ESPN.com reports.

Given his ability to work in either a 4-3 or 3-4 defensive scheme, the 32-year-pld linebacker should have little trouble securing a new deal, on the heels of a 2014 season in which he recorded 52 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 15 games for the Eagles.

Trent Cole LB IND 8 months ago

Cole (hand) is active for Sunday's game against the Giants in New York, Sheil Kapadia of PhillyMag.com reports.

After sitting out in Week 16 due to a hand injury that required surgery, Cole returns to a defensive front in pursuit of Eli Manning, who has been sacked 28 times on the season.

Trent Cole LB IND 8 months ago

Cole (hand) is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Giants.

Cole missed last week's game after undergoing surgery on his hand, but he practiced fully this week, and is good to go for the Eagles' season finale.

Trent Cole LB IND 8 months ago

Cole is having surgery on his hand Wednesday and won't play Saturday against Washington.

With Cole (who has recorded 48 tackles and 6.5 sacks in 14 games) out this week, at a minimum, Brandon Graham is in line to see added work in the Eagles' defense in his place, beginning Saturday.

Trent Cole LB IND 9 months ago

Cole's hand injury could keep him out Saturday against the Redskins, and it may require surgery, Fox 29's Howard Eskin reports.

The nature of the injury has not been officially announced, but a fracture appears likely. Cole is a key piece for the Eagles' defense, and his absence could mean more snaps for Brandon Graham or Bryan Braman.

Trent Cole LB IND 9 months ago

Cole suffered a hand injury during Sunday's loss to the Cowboys, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Cole left in the fourth quarter, finishing his night with just two tackles. If the long-time Eagle can't make it back for Week 16, the team will likely need more snaps from Brandon Graham.

Trent Cole LB IND 1 year ago

Eagles OLB Trent Cole is likely entering his final season with the team.

The Eagles drafted Marcus Smith to be Cole's heir apparent, and Cole's base salary doubles from $5 million this year to $10 million next year. Although Cole is still playing solid football -- he had eight sacks in the second half of last season alone -- there's little chance he'd return at next year's scheduled rate short of a major contract restructuring. Cole turns 32 years old this October.

Trent Cole LB IND 1 year ago1 Comment

Trent Cole remains locked in as a starting outside linebacker.

Trent Cole LB IND 2 years ago

The Philadelphia Inquirer reports Eagles OLB Trent Cole is "destined to be jettisoned" this offseason.

In other words, Cole is expected to be released. The 31-year-old is due a $5 million salary, and all of his guaranteed money is off the books. We wouldn't be so quick to write Cole off. He started all 16 games, recorded eight sacks, and was nails as a run defender -- grading out as Pro Football Focus' No. 2 3-4 run-stopping outside linebacker. The Eagles could choose to keep Cole around for another season before his salary soars to $10 million in 2015.