The Philadelphia Eagles are bringing back six-time Pro Bowl defensive tackle Fletcher Cox on a one-year, $10 million deal, as per ESPN’s Adam Schefter.
Cox turned down more lucrative offers to return to the Eagles. Mike Garafolo reports the New York Jets were “willing to go higher” but Cox turned them down.
The 32-year-old is the third prominent member of the Eagles defense to re-sign with team, joining cornerback James Bradberry and defensive end Brandon Graham.
Cox had 8.0 sacks last year, including the postseason. He ranks fifth in franchise history with 65 sacks, most among interior linemen.
The veteran DT was the No. 12 overall pick in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Mississippi State. Next year will be Cox’s 12th season with the Eagles.
Eagles DT Fletcher Cox. Photo courtsey of Sports Illustrated