The Philadelphia Eagles are feeling good after defensive end Fletcher Cox arrived at team headquarters on Tuesday, the first of a three-day minicamp.
Cox had been staying away from the offseason program in hopes of landing a new contract, and his arrival doesn’t mean that’s changed. Now it looks like he’ll work on it in closer quarters with the team, but Cox said in a statement that he will not discuss his contract status or his long absence.
2016 is the final year of Cox’s rookie deal.
“I’m happy to be back in Philadelphia to get back to work with my teammates and coaches,” Cox said, per Pro Football Talk. “I’m excited for this upcoming season and I can’t wait to get on the field for minicamp 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.”
Cox started all 16 games for the Eagles in 2015, and posted 71 tackles, 9.5 sacks and three forced fumbles.