By Lewis Gould

So, how much are the Eagles missing primo defensive end Fletcher Cox, who has been absent from OTA’s, which resume today?

Cox is waiting for a new long-term deal and hasn’t been around for the team’s voluntary workouts. Cox is expected to shine in Jim Schwartz’s aggressive 4-3 defense, but he hasn’t been on the field with his teammates yet.

How far behind is he?

The first mandatory period comes from June 7-9. The max the Eagles would be able to fine Cox for missing those three days is $76,580.

Whenever Cox does return, he’ll be thrown into the starting lineup immediately. Not only is he the team’s best player, but there’s also little depth at the interior tackle position.