The Eagles on Saturday restructured Fletcher Cox’s contract to create salary cap room, ESPN’s Field Yates reported.
With what seems like the usual trick from Howie Roseman, the Eagles converted a chunk of Cox’s base salary into a bonus to prorate it over the length of his contract, which runs through 2022 with dummy years after. The Eagles do this quite often to create room.
Here are the details from Yates:
Before this move, the Eagles had just over $8.9 million in salary cap space in 2021.
The Eagles reportedly restructured Cox’s contract on the same day they signed Jordan Mailata to a four-year contract extension.
The move to create space with Cox’s contract could simply be a housekeeping move or it could be a sign more extensions are on the way. The Eagles have several other candidates for extensions this season, most notably Dallas Goedert. Goedert last week said contract talks with the Eagles ended this summer.
Before this move, Cox had the highest cap figure on the team at just over $23.8 million. He’s under contract through next season.