Cox recorded two tackles (one solo), one sack and one pass defensed in Sunday's win over the 49ers.
Cox was all over the field Sunday, as his sack count is now up to 4.5 on the season. The veteran was in danger of being suspended for fracturing Joe Staley's orbital bone, but it looks like he won't be facing any further disciplinary action.
Cox (calf) is active for Thursday's game against the Panthers, Zac Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
Cox was a full participant in practice all week so it's not all too surprising he'll be out on the field Thursday night. The veteran is returning from a two-game absence so the Eagles may look to limit his snap count. If that is the case, look for Beau Allen and Justin Hamilton to see expanded reps.
Pederson officially labeled Cox as a game-time decision for Thursday, despite the defensive tackle participating in all three of the team's practices this week. Because of the short turnaround between games, the intensity of all of those practices was low, so they may not have provided the Eagles with a proper gauge of Cox's health. The team will check back on Cox's condition after pregame warmups Thursday before making a ruling on his status.
Cox (calf) was listed as a full participant in Tuesday's practice.
Cox was limited in Monday's session, but his advancement to a full practice suggests that he's likely trending toward suiting up Thursday against the Panthers after he was sidelined during the Week 5 win over the Cardinals. The star lineman's expected return couldn't come at a better time for the Eagles, who could be without the services of their top two backups at defensive tackle in Beau Allen (foot) and Destiny Vaeao (wrist). Both reserves were limited during Tuesday's practice.
Because of the quick turnaround this week with the Eagles traveling to Carolina for the Thursday night game, it's expected that head coach Doug Pederson will run only light practices leading up to the contest. As a result, Cox's presence on the field, while encouraging, may not mean much with regards to his availability for Week 6. He should be viewed as questionable for the matchup with the Panthers until the Eagles give him an official designation following their final practice Wednesday. If Cox is forced out of a second straight game, Beau Allen (foot), Justin Hamilton and Derek Barnett would likely be in store for some extra snaps as part of the Eagles' defensive line rotation.
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