Eagles re-sign DE Fletcher Cox to multi-year deal

The Philadelphia Eagles have re-signed another young player. This time around, it’s defensive end Fletcher Cox, who signed a new six-year, $102 million deal with the team.

This contract will include $55 million guaranteed.

Cox joins Zach Ertz, Brent Celek and Lane Johnson to re-sign with the team in the past week. The team is not expected to be done with these players already locked in to new deals as they look to continue to re-sign young players early.

This was a philosophy that Andy Reid used when he was the Eagles head coach. New Eagles head coach Doug Pederson, who spent many years as an assistant coach under Reid, is doing the same in his first-year with the team.

Cox just completed his fourth season. He had eight tackles in the Eagles season-finale win over the New York Giants at MetLife Stadium with Pat Shurmur as the interim head coach.

The previous two games of Chip Kelly‘s tenure, he had 13 tackles and 3.0 sacks against the Arizona Cardinals and the Washington Redskins. These games were in Week 15 and 16, both at Lincoln Financial Field in South Philadelphia.

This season, he had 71 tackles, 9.5 sacks, two pass deflections and three forced fumbles.

The 2014 season saw Cox get more playing time as he had 61 tackles with 4.0 sacks. He also had a forced fumble.

In 2013, he had 41 tackles with 3.0 sacks and one pass deflection. The year before, as a rookie, he had 39 tackles, 5.5 sacks, four pass deflections and a forced fumble.

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