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April 26, 2012 | BY KERITH GABRIEL, Daily News Staff Writer
Who: Fletcher Cox What: Eagles' first-round pick, 12th overall Born: Dec. 13, 1990 (age 21) Hometown: Yazoo City, Miss. College: Mississippi State Position: Defensive Tackle Size: 6-4/298 pounds High school career: Rated as one the top 100 players in the country by Rivals.com in 2008, Cox was also considered the second-best defensive player in the state of Mississippi his senior year. Cox ran a 4.47 40-yard dash in high school and also was on the sprint team at Yazoo City High.
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November 19, 2013 | By Rich Hofmann, Daily News Staff Writer
VERY LITTLE about the business that is the National Football League is sensible or orderly anymore. "Any given Sunday" has given way to "any given 5 minutes. " It is about moments now, and about the final moments most of all. Most games in the NFL are won by an offense driving furiously, and a defense hanging on by its fingernails, and by somebody making a play in the final seconds. One play. The reason the Eagles are 6-5 and in first place in the NFC East is because of a single play at the end: Brandon Boykin intercepting a lollipop in the end zone thrown by Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III, a ball that was in the air for so long that Boykin said he had time to wonder, "Is this real life?"
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April 29, 2015
THE EAGLES protected their 2016 rights to Fletcher Cox yesterday when they picked up the defensive end's fifth-year option under his rookie contract. The option doesn't mean the team can't come to agreement with Cox on a longer-term extension. It does mean Cox can't become a free agent before 2017. Cox, 24, whom the Eagles drafted 12th overall in 2012, led the defensive line with 70 tackles last season. He was the team's most disruptive defensive player in 2014. - Les Bowen  
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October 20, 2013 | BY JOHN MURROW, Daily News Staff Writer murrowj@phillynews.com
EXCEPT FOR owning a share of first place in the NFC East after 6 weeks, this season did not start the way Fletcher Cox hoped it would have. After 4 weeks, the Eagles were 1-3 with a defensive unit that struggled week after week. Following a beating from Peyton Manning and the Broncos, some observers began to point fingers, specifically at a struggling defensive end learning the Eagles' new 3-4 defensive scheme a year after arriving as the 12th overall pick in the NFL draft. "I don't know what's wrong with Fletcher Cox," NFL Network analyst Brian Baldinger said before to the Eagles' Week 5 win over the Giants.
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December 24, 2012 | By Zach Berman, Inquirer Staff Writer
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox sustained a concussion in the Birds' 27-20 loss to the Washington Redskins on Sunday, making the rookie first-round pick the fourth Eagles starter to suffer the injury this season. Quarterback Michael Vick, running back LeSean McCoy, and tight end Brent Celek have all missed games this season with concussions. There was no word on Cox's status for Sunday's game at the New York Giants, and the Eagles put their players through a rigorous five-step concussion-recovery process.
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June 19, 2012 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
A week ago, Fletcher Cox was attending the funeral of his 21-year-old cousin, one of his closest friends. On Monday, the defensive tackle signed his first NFL contract. The Eagles and their top pick agreed to terms on a four-year contract, the team said. All nine of the Eagles' draft picks are under contract with more than a month to spare until the start of training camp. Cox, 21, missed two days of minicamp last week to return to his native Yazoo City, Miss., after his cousin, Melvin Baker, was killed in a car accident.
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October 13, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Inquirer Staff Writer
There isn't a better defensive lineman in the NFL than J.J. Watt. But there may not be a better system defensive lineman than Fletcher Cox. The use of the word system isn't meant to suggest that Cox's success is a product of the Eagles' scheme. It's actually to the contrary. Cox plays in a defense in which individual glory, particularly for defensive linemen, is secondary to team objectives. The system may have snakebitten him in the past in terms of putting up high sack numbers or garnering individual recognition from those outside Philadelphia, but Cox is far too talented to not occasionally have performances like the one he delivered on Sunday.
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December 17, 2015 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
SELECTIONS FOR the Pro Bowl will be announced Dec. 22, and the Eagles probably won't dominate the process. In fact, defensive lineman Fletcher Cox, egregiously neglected last year, looks to be their only lock. After Cox, maybe safety Malcolm Jenkins gets some love. Punter Donnie Jones probably should go, but probably won't, since his best talent is subtle, being able to drop the ball inside the 20. Outside linebacker Connor Barwin is playing as well as he did last season, when he made it, but Barwin doesn't have the gaudy sack numbers this time, and the Eagles don't have as good a record.
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August 13, 2015 | By Bob Ford, Inquirer Columnist
There are days, and Tuesday was one of them, when Fletcher Cox wakes with the memory of his brother filling his thoughts, and he knows that Shaddrick Cox will follow him through every step of the day. "He's been on my mind heavy since this morning. It's been a sad day for me," Cox said. "I think about him a lot. " The memory doesn't get in the way of the work, of course, and Fletcher Cox is considered the best player on the strongest unit of the Eagles, but when his older brother and mentor died of a heart attack in January, a little bit of the younger brother went with him. This time of the month, around the date when Shaddrick died and the family gathered in Yazoo City, Miss., for his services, is the most difficult.
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December 15, 2015 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
No one has ever compared Fletcher Cox to Jerome Brown - at least not publicly - but Rex Ryan knew what he was saying when he compared the Eagles defensive end to one of the greatest defensive linemen in team history. "That [No.] 91 is a good player," Ryan said of Cox. "I was laughing when I saw him being compared to Jerome Brown, but I'm not laughing now. " Cox is entering rarefied air. He proved worthy of comparisons to Brown with another disruptive performance. Cox led the Eagles with a team-high seven solo tackles, recorded a sack, and had two other tackles for losses Sunday in a 23-20 win over Ryan's Buffalo Bills.
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January 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
THE EAGLES are scheduled to interview Steelers pro personnel coordinator Brandon Hunt on Friday for their personnel opening, an NFL source confirmed. The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette first reported that the Birds had asked Pittsburgh's permission to talk to Hunt, an Indiana University of Pennsylvania grad who played guard there from 2000 to 2003. Hunt interned with the Steelers, then scouted for the Texans before returning to the Steelers organization in 2010. Obviously, Hunt would bring the Eagles luster from one of the league's best personnel operations, but, just as obviously, he would not have the résumé or the stature to rank ahead of Eagles vice president Howie Roseman in the football operations structure.
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January 29, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, STAFF WRITER
MOBILE, Ala. - The Eagles hired Chris Wilson, who had just been hired by Missouri a month ago, as their new defensive line coach Wednesday. Coach Doug Pederson said he met with Wilson here earlier in the day for approximately 21/2 hours. Eagles defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz was also in the interview. Wilson, 47, has worked almost exclusively in college football. He coached most recently at Southern Cal. Before that he was at his alma mater, Oklahoma, and at Mississippi State, where he was defensive end Fletcher Cox's position coach and defensive coordinator.
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January 29, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - It's a new world for Doug Pederson, whether he's evaluating defensive prospects, in addition to the offensive guys, here at the Senior Bowl for the first time in his career, or completing his first coaching staff - as Pederson did Wednesday, with the hiring of defensive line coach Chris Wilson and offensive quality control/ assistant wide receivers coach Joe D'Orazio. In his second week as the Eagles' coach, Pederson didn't suddenly gain qualifications; he still has just three seasons at the coordinator level behind him, he still hasn't called plays on a consistent basis.
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January 27, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
MOBILE, Ala. - Doug Pederson, Frank Reich, Jim Schwartz, Howie Roseman and the rest of the new Eagles' regime will convene here Tuesday to start sorting out prospects for the 2016 NFL draft. Senior Bowl week, held in this bayside city whose downtown area is maybe a tad larger than the South Philly sports complex, is a throwback to the NFL of 40 or 50 years ago. One practice is held at a high school field, the others at South Alabama's Ladd-Peebles Stadium, where groups of scouts and coaches congregate on metal bleacher seats, job seekers pass out business cards to anyone who will take one, and agents are easily identified as the guys dressed and coiffed like no one else in the state of Alabama.
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January 27, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
SINCE THE DAY he entered the NFL nearly three years ago, Zach Ertz has aimed high. He was a second-round pick with top-of-the-first-round aspirations. Before he even caught his first pro pass, he would look you straight in the eye and tell you without the slightest hesitation that his goal was to be the best tight end in the league. Not one of the best. The best. Numero uno. He's not quite there yet, but after catching a career-high 75 passes this season, he's definitely climbing the charts.
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January 22, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
OUT WITH the old, in with the new. Out with Chip Kelly's tempo offense, in with Doug Pederson's hybrid West Coast. Out with Billy Davis' two-gap 3-4, in with Jim Schwartz's attacking 4-3. Who will benefit the most from the change in coaches and schemes? Here are my top five: FLETCHER COX Earlier this week when it was reported that Pederson would be hiring Schwartz as his defensive lieutenant and likely deep-sixing the 3-4 and going back to a 4-3, Cox couldn't hide his excitement.
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January 21, 2016 | By Les Bowen, Staff Writer
JIM SCHWARTZ, introduced Tuesday as the Eagles' new defensive coordinator, said he doesn't want to be typecast as someone who requires a 4-3 setup or a Wide 9 alignment of his defensive ends, though he has used those elements to great success in Tennessee, Detroit and Buffalo. Schwartz said the biggest constant in his career has been that he has coached teams that were strong up front, and it all flows from that. "If you can generate rush without blitzing, it really gives you an advantage as a playcaller," said Schwartz, who turns 50 in June.
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January 20, 2016 | By Jeff McLane, Staff Writer
UPDATE: After being introduced Tuesday as the Eagles' new head coach, Doug Pederson said that Jim Schwartz would be the team's new defensive coordinator. Schwartz arrived in Philadelphia on Monday and was to interview on Tuesday, an NFL source said. The Eagles officially announced Pederson, the former Chiefs' offensive coordinator, as their new head coach on Monday. Schwartz is a notable addition to offensive-minded Pederson's staff and one of the most important hires the first-time coach will make.
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January 14, 2016 | Paul Domowitch, Daily News columnist
WITH A NEW COACH comes roster upheaval. That's just a fact of NFL life. Take a good look at the Eagles' season-ending roster, because no matter who Jeff Lurie ends up hiring as his new head coach, it's going to change. A lot. In Chip Kelly's first season in 2013, he kept just 29 Andy Reid holdovers. By Week 1 of 2014, the number had shrunk to 22. Currently, there are just 12 Big Red survivors still calling the NovaCare Complex home. Since we don't yet know who the new coach is going to be, or what kind of offense or defense he's going to run, or whether Lurie's back-in-power football operations chief Howie Roseman believes the Eagles can be a playoff contender next season or need to rebuild, it's difficult to predict which players will be staying and which ones probably have played their last snap in midnight green.
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January 12, 2016 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
DEFENSIVE LINE Grade: C-plus Even though he had to deal with constant double-teams, Fletcher Cox was a disruptive force all season, finishing with a team-high 9 1/2 sacks, 32 hurries and 16 1/2 tackles for losses and receiving an overdue Pro Bowl invitation. With so much attention focused on him, it should've opened up playmaking opportunities for his linemates and linebackers. But nose tackle Bennie Logan, who battled injuries much of the season, wasn't the unstoppable backfield penetrator he was the year before.
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