By Steve Kelly
Eagles’ big boss Howie Boy Roseman just keep spending and spending and spending.
With the latest $63 million outlay to defensive lineman Fletcher Cox (above), the Eagles have now handed out almost twice as much guaranteed money as any other team since Jan. 1.
Their guaranteed money in contracts now totals $280,254,834.
Eight players will receive at least $20 million – tackle Lane Johnson, quarterback Carson Wentz, defensive end Vinny Curry, quarterback Sam Bradford, tight end Zach Ertz, safety Malcolm Jenkins and guard Brandon Brooks.
How does the rest of the NFL compare? Here’s the rest of the top five.
New York Giants ($140,873,332)
The Giants rank second on this list on the strength of three contracts—the $52.5 million given to Olivier Vernon, the $28.8 million to Janoris Jenkins and the $24 million to Damon Harrison.
Washington Redskins ($114,366,332)
The Redskins gave a $50 million contract to coveted cornerback Josh Norman, $22 million to tight end Jordan Reed and just under $20 million to quarterbackKirk Cousins.
Baltimore Ravens ($114,366,332)
The Ravens extended Joe Flacco and restructured his contract, giving him a $62 million guaranteed arrangement. They also sent a little over $20 million to tackle Ronnie Stanley and $13 million to free safety Eric Weddle.
Jacksonville Jaguars ($103,858,261)
The Jaguars committed $42 million in guaranteed money to former Broncos defensive tackle, Malik Jackson. Also on their list: $20 million for wide receiverAllen Hurns, $12 million for safety Tashaun Gipson and $10 million for running back Chris Ivory.