The Eagles' three-day minicamp kicks off on Tuesday. All 87 eligible players reported to the NovaCare Complex in Philadelphia on Monday for physicals, including defensive tackle Fletcher Cox. The Pro Bowl lineman stayed away from the voluntary offseason program, but rejoined his teammates for these mandatory practices.
"I'm happy to be back in Philadelphia to get back to work with my teammates and coaches," Cox said in a statement released by the team. "I'm excited for this upcoming season and I can't wait to get on the field for mini-camp this week, learn our new defense, and do whatever I can to help our team win. Any discussion about my absence from the offseason program or my contract will be handled privately between me, my agent and the Eagles organization."
Named the team's Ed Block Courage Award winner in 2015 by his teammates, Cox earned his first trip to the Pro Bowl after posting career highs in both sacks (9.5) and tackles (104). He led the Eagles in sacks, tackles for loss (16.5), QB hurries (32) and forced fumbles (3) last year as well.