DT - PHI
Week 12 Outlook
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is officially active for the team's Week 3 matchup against the Bengals. He had been listed as questionable with an oblique injury.
Cox injured suffered an oblique injury in Week 2 and left the game briefly, but he was able to return and finish the contest. He missed practice early in the week and logged a limited practice on Friday, but he is going to suit up for a must-win Week 3 matchup with the Bengals.
Eagles defensive tackle Fletcher Cox is dealing with an oblique injury that could keep him out of Sunday's game against the Bengals, according to a report from Paul Domowitch on Twitter. Cox did not practice Wednesday.
Cox missed practice on Wednesday, but he also missed practice last Wednesday in what was ultimately a rest day for the veteran, so eyebrows were not immediately raised. If Cox is unable to play on Sunday, Javon Hargrave, Malik Jackson, Hassan Ridgeway, and T.Y. McGill will likely rotate at defensive tackle for the Eagles.
Fletcher Cox ended Sundays win over the Buffalo Bills with six total tackles (four solo), 1.5 sacks, and a forced fumble.
Cox has 23 total tackles and 2.5 sacks through Week 8. He is a deep league play only, but for now, he should be left on waivers.
Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson expressed confidence that Fletcher Cox is on track to start in Week 1 against the Redskins.
Cox has spent the summer recovering from offseason foot surgery and the Eagles were making preparations to deal with not having him start at the beginning of the season. This recent development changes things completely. Cox will provide a much needed boost to Philadelphia's defense if he is indeed ready to go next Sunday against Washington. The Eagles also cut backup Treyvon Hester the other day, signifying that Cox is almost ready to return.
Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox recorded six tackles (one for loss), one sack, and one pass defensed in Thursday night’s dominant 34-13 win over the Giants. He had an additional hit on quarterback Eli Manning.
Cox continued his dominant start to the 2018 season. The Panthers are up next in Week 7.