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.