BREAKING: Fletcher Cox Released by the Eagles – What it means and why

On Thursday afternoon, the Philadelphia Eagles released six-time Pro Bowler and franchise mainstay, Fletcher Cox after 10 seasons with the team.

Cox was released by the #Eagles with a post-June 1 designation.

At 4p.m. on Thursday, Cox’s $18 million salary would have become fully guaranteed.

The team had reportedly been working to trade the former 12th overall pick and re-doing his contract with a lower cap number likely makes it easier to deal him.

According to OverTheCap, by designating Cox as a post-June 1st cut, the Eagles will save $2 million in cap space and they’re now saddled with $12 million in dead money. A regular release would’ve attached a $40 million dead cap hit to the team.

The team and Cox’s representatives are reportedly working towards a reunion that would bring him back to Philadelphia at a lower cap number.

In terms of the impact this will have, as stated, there is the element of a potential trade which would skyrocket interior defensive line atop of the Eagles needs as the second wave of free agency gets underway and the draft looms.

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Author: Pierrot Baptiste Jr.

I am the creator of The Philly Blitz and I am committed to delivering innovative and interesting coverage on both the Eagles and Sixers. Contact Information: Twitter - @pierreb3_ Email: pierrotjr3@gmail.com

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