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Eagles, Fletcher Cox reportedly close on deal worth $52 million fully guaranteed

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Are the Eagles about to wrap up Cox?

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The Philadelphia Eagles are close on a long-term contract extension with Fletcher Cox, according to a report from NFL insider Jason Cole.

"The sides are closing in on a long-term deal," Cole said via Bleacher Report. "According to two sources I’ve talked to, that deal will include upwards of $52 million in fully guaranteed money as part of the contract."

It was reported earlier this offseason that the Eagles and Cox were close to a new deal but it's been months since that original report. Maybe this time it's true.

Last week it was reported that Cox turned down a $60 million guaranteed offer from the Eagles. Cox's agent, Todd France, called into on 94WIP to call that report "wrong, careless, and bad." France also stressed the importance of how much money is *actually* guaranteed in the deal.

Eagles executive vice president Howie Roseman has been clear the Eagles want to keep Cox in Philadelphia. He firmly said the team doesn't plan to trade him.

Cox hasn't been attending Philadelphia's voluntary offseason workout program so far this spring. Getting a deal done soon would obviously motivate his return to the team. Most importantly, a new contract would ensure the 25-year-old defensive star is staying with the Eagles for years to come.

UPDATE: Here's this from Les Bowen.