Eagles Rework Fletcher Cox’s Deal, But Not Pursuing Trade For Le’Veon Bell

According to Adam Schefter and Chris Mortensen, the Eagles restructured contract of DT Fletcher Cox on Friday and picked up $6.5 million more of cap space this season and $11.7 million more next season.

However, Schefter says that the Eagles have not pursued a trade for Le’Veon Bell and have no plans to do, despite recent reports.

Field Yates reports that the Eagles specifically converted $8.19 million of Cox’s 2018 base salary into a roster bonus and reduced his 2019 base salary to $930,000 by adding a $14.76 million option bonus to exercise at a later time.

Reworking Cox’s contract was one of the Eagles easiest sources of cap space in order to pursue a trade for a running back such as Bell. However, it sounds like this isn’t a serious consideration at this point in time.

A rumor surfaced Monday that the Eagles could inquire about a possible trade for Cardinals RB David Johnson, so that’s also something to keep an eye one.

Cox, 27, is a former first-round pick of the Eagles back in 2012. He’s currently in the third year of his seven-year, $110.79 million contract that includes $63 million guaranteed and stands to make base salaries of $11.5 million and $15.6 million over the next two years of the agreement.
In 2018, Cox has appeared in five games for the Eagles and recorded 15 tackles and three sacks.

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