Cox (ankle) is active for Sunday's Week 6 matchup with the Redskins, Les Bowen of the Philadelphia Daily News reports.
Cox was limited by an ankle injury earlier in the week, but put in a full practice Friday and shouldn't face any snap count restrictions Sunday. The defensive tackle has been a force for the Eagles through the team's first four games, accruing 13 tackles, four sacks and a forced fumble.
Cox had a monster performance against one of the more dynamic offenses in the league. The defensive tackle was on the field for 68 percent of the defensive plays and now heads into the bye week with a chance to rest his legs before Week 5's tilt with the Lions.
The deal includes over $63 million in guaranteed money, making it the highest guarantee for a non-quarterback in NFL history. Only 25, Cox attended his first Pro Bowl last season after recording 71 tackles, 9.5 sacks, and three forced fumbles in 2015. The defensive tackle hasn't missed a game in the last three seasons and will look to be a cornerstone of the Eagles' defense in 2016, led by new coordinator Jim Schwartz.
Cox missed the first two weeks of voluntary workouts, as well as the Eagles' pre-draft minicamp, in hopes of securing a new, long-term contract. He's yet to get the deal he's looking for, but he's with the team for minicamp and isn't expected to miss any time, despite the ongoing disagreement. Cox had a very impressive 2015 campaign, notching 71 tackles and 9.5 sacks. He also hasn't missed a game in the last three seasons, so he should be in line to see a pay raise in the near future.
Cox already missed the Eagles' first two weeks of voluntary workouts, and is now likely to skip minicamp as he continues to angle for a new contract. Although the Eagles picked up his fifth-year option for $7.8 million last year, his play will likely earn him an extension worth eight figures, so he'll likely remain away from the team while his representatives handle negotiations. One of the league's premier defensive linemen at just 25 years old, Cox totaled a career-best 71 tackles and 9.5 sacks while forcing three fumbles as well last season.
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