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Eagles release DT Fletcher Cox

Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox

The Eagles announced on Thursday the release of standout defensive tackle Fletcher Cox, a mainstay in the middle of the defense since the team made him its first-round draft pick in 2012.

While Cox is now free to sign with any team, the Eagles are reportedly working on a reunion.

Cox, the 12th player selected that year when Howie Roseman traded up in the first round to tab the Mississippi State product, has started 150 of 156 games in his 10 seasons in Philadelphia. His career has been one with numerous highlights.

An integral member of Philadelphia's 2017 Super Bowl LII-winning defense, Cox was also named to the NFL 2010s All-Decade Team. Cox is a four-time All-Pro selection, including first-team accolades in 2018 after registering a career-high 10.5 sacks. His six career Pro Bowl appearances are the most ever by an Eagles DT. Cox ranks fifth on the franchise's all-time sacks list (58.0, most by a DT), trailing only Reggie White (124.0, 1985-92), Trent Cole (85.5, 2005-14), Clyde Simmons (76.0, 1986-93), and Brandon Graham (59.0).

The Eagles currently have Pro Bowler Javon Hargrave, Milton Williams, Marlon Tuipulotu, Marvin Wilson, and Renell Wren on the roster at defensive tackle.

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