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Eagles, Fletcher Cox reportedly working on contract that could be worth over $100 million

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It was reported last week that the Philadelphia Eagles and Fletcher Cox are close on a new contract. Now there's a report about what the money in the deal could potentially look like:

"Over $100 million" is certainly a lot of money. The Miami Dolphins signed defensive tackle Ndamukong Suh as a free agent last offseason to a six-year deal worth up to $114,375,000 with nearly $60 million of that guaranteed. Marcell Dareus and Gerald McCoy both have deals worth up to over $95 million.

It's not a surprise to see that Cox won't be cheap. He's only 25 years old and he's already an elite player. One would think Cox has the potential to be even more dangerous as a defensive tackle in Jim Schwartz's 4-3 scheme as opposed to a defensive end in Chip Kelly's preferred two-gapping 3-4 defense.