By Annie Ross
Eagles fans shouldn’t get their undies in a twist over the absence of Fletcher Cox and Darren Sproles (above) from voluntary OTA’s.
Coach Doug Pederson said today he “expects” defensive tackle Cox and running back Sproles to be at next week’s mandatory minicamp.
Cox and Sproles have skipped all of the team’s voluntary workouts.
“All indications lean toward him being here,” Pederson said before today’s workout at the NovaCare Complex. “We actually expect him to be here Monday when the players report.”
Cox is in the midst of a contract impasse. The Pro Bowl defensive tackle is signed through the 2016 season at $7.89 million, and while the two sides have had talks on a long-term deal, nothing has been completed.
“I have not talked to him,” Pederson said of his big defensive tackle. “But I know Howie (Roseman) and his agent have had talks.”
Pederson has also not heard from Sproles, who is also in the final year of his contract and has stayed away from the voluntary workouts.
“I know Duce (running backs coach Staley) and Darren are close,” Pederson said. “They’ve talked.”
Asked if he also expected Sproles to be here next week, Pederson responded simply, “Yes.”