By Peter Gleason
The Eagles are massively over the salary cap — $214,875,000 in player hits — a projected $41.5 million over and that doesn’t include the readjustment the NHL is promising.
Defensive tackle Fletcher Cox has been the subject of trade rumors and the Eagles would save $16 million by releasing Cox with a post-June 1 designation.
Cox made his sixth straight Pro Bowl in 2020, and he still shows stretches of being an elite defensive tackle.
Over the past two seasons, Cox has 10 sacks and 19 quarterback hits combined.
Cox will count $23,879,939 against the cap in 2021, and $23,779,939 in 2022, the last year of his deal, plus an additional $6.5 million of dead money after his contract ends.