While speaking to reporters last week, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson said he expected Darren Sproles and Fletcher Cox to show up for mandatory minicamp this week. It looks like he was right. Sproles' arrival has been officially confirmed and now Pederson is saying he was told Cox will arrive at the NovaCare Complex on Monday. Pederson added that he has not actually seen Cox arrive at the team's facility yet. Bleeding Green Nation was first to point out that Cox was spotted on a plane headed to Philadelphia on Sunday evening.
The 25-year-old defensive lineman skipped all of the Eagles' voluntary workouts this offseason. Cox's absence was likely contract related as he and the Eagles are expected to agree on a long-term deal at some point in the future. By attending workouts, Cox avoids being fined a total of $76,580.
Cox's expected arrival is good news for the Eagles. Now he can get practice reps in the team's new defense as the Eagles transition from a 3-4 front to a 4-3 front under defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz.
Stay tuned for more updates.