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Fletcher Cox joins Eagles ahead of minicamp opening

Fletcher Cox


Eagles coach Doug Pederson said last week that he expected running back Darren Sproles and defensive tackle Fletcher Cox would be in attendance for this week’s mandatory minicamp.

Pederson has been proven correct on both fronts. Sproles reported to the team facility earlier on Monday and, according to multiple reports, Cox has joined him in turning up a day ahead of the start of the three-day capper to the Eagles’ offseason program, which means that he’ll avoid $76,850 in fines for missing mandatory work.

Cox is entering the final year of his rookie deal and there’s been plenty of talk about a desire for a contract extension on both sides. The Eagles have been able to secure deals with several other members of the team since the end of last season, but nothing has come to fruition at this point.

With the question of Cox’s attendance out of the way, the two sides can continue working toward a new deal and possibly seal one in time to make his presence at training camp something everyone takes for granted.