Fletcher Cox DL PHI 8 Months
Eagles DL Fletcher Cox doesn't anticipate knowing his exact position until "probably the first game of the season."
A defensive tackle in Philly's old 4-3, Cox is tentatively expected to play most of his snaps at end in the new 3-4. "Coach has got me doing a lot of things," he said. "It's kind of up in the air, I don't know where I'll be playing." Still only 22 years old, Cox racked up 5.5 sacks and 39 tackles across 15 games (nine starts) as a rookie. He should be the Eagles' best D-Lineman this year.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Dec 29 '12
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox (concussion) has been ruled out for Week 17.
Cox put together a very strong rookie season, grading out as the No. 17 defensive tackle at Pro Football Focus. Cox's 5.5 sacks currently tie him with Brandon Graham for the team lead. Derek Landri will start at defensive tackle in Cox's place.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Dec 23 '12
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox sustained a concussion in Sunday's Week 16 loss to the Redskins.
This will likely end a very solid rookie year for Cox, the No. 12 overall pick. Over his last six games, he's been a disruptive force while racking up 4.5 sacks and 20 tackles.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Nov 26 '12
Eagles first-round rookie DT Fletcher Cox left Monday night's game versus the Panthers with a tailbone injury.
Cox left early in the second quarter and headed to the locker room for X-rays on the area. The No. 12 overall pick entered Week 12 with 28 tackles and three sacks. Philadelphia has an abundance of defensive linemen.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Oct 30 '12
Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox was elevated to the starting lineup over Derek Landri on the Week 9 depth chart.
The Eagles go on heavy on rotation up front, but Cox has been playing more than Landri all season. Drawing his first start versus the Falcons, the impressive rookie responded with 11 tackles. Cox has been stronger against the run this year while Landri has more effectively rushed the passer.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Oct 15 '12
Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox was ejected from Sunday's Week 6 loss to the Lions for throwing a punch.
With 10 minutes left in regulation, Cox found himself at the bottom of a pile and said he felt someone hitting him. So he started punching his way out and the refs caught him. "I must admit I did throw a punch," he said afterward. Cox, the No. 12 overall pick, has been the Eagles' best interior run-stuffer this season.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Oct 08 '12
Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox has "consistently" played more game-day snaps than starters Cullen Jenkins and Derek Landri early in the season.
Cox doesn't start games, but he plays more than the starters. The Eagles used a four-man defensive tackle rotation in Week 5 against the Steelers, with Cox's 45 snaps pacing the unit. Jenkins played 41, Landri 31, and Cedric Thornton 29. On the season, Cox has amassed 11 tackles, one sack, and two pass breakups.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Aug 04 '12
NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah believes Eagles first-round DT Fletcher Cox will be a "dominant force" in the NFL.
"Cox has rare first-step quickness," writes Jeremiah, "and his hands are very explosive against both the run and pass," A scout with the Eagles last season, Jeremiah insists predicting a "good" career for Cox would be "selling his ability short." The Eagles' depth up front is beginning to rival that of the Giants.
Fletcher Cox DL PHI Jun 18 '12
Eagles signed rookie DT Fletcher Cox, the No. 12 overall pick, to a four-year contract.
On draft day, Philadelphia surrendered the Nos. 15, 114, and 172 overall picks in order to move up for Cox. Those selections turned into DE Bruce Irvin, DT Jaye Howard, and CB Jeremy Lane on Seattle's end. Cox is being brought up to speed quickly in Philadelphia, moving all around Jim Washburn's defensive line. He'll compete for a starting job with Mike Patterson in training camp.