By Michael Grimm

You want to know why Fletcher Cox is still an Eagle?

Boy wonder GM Howie Roseman overplayed his hand at Tuesday’s trade deadling.

Defensive tackle Cox, one of the Birds’ best players of the last decade, was reportedly available as the 4 p.m. deadline approached and was getting interest from numerous teams around the league, ESPN’s NFL insider Adam Schefter reported Wednesday morning on 97.5 The Fanatic.

And one contending team in particular, the Las Vegas Raiders, was trying to make something happen in time – but the two sides ultimately couldn’t reach an agreement.

Schefter explained why a deal likely fell through during his radio hit:

“Fletcher Cox was receiving interest around the league, there were teams calling about Fletcher Cox. And I think the team that really had an interest in him was the Las Vegas Raiders. I think what happened is, when Von Miller got traded on Monday for a [second-round pick] and a [third-round pick], I think that emboldened the Eagles to ask for even more. ‘Hey, if Von Miller’s worth a two and a three, even though the Broncos paid the majority of his salary, well Fletcher Cox has got to be worth something similar.’ Right? And I think the Von Miller deal perhaps impacted any potential Fletcher Cox deal, to the point where it didn’t get done.”

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