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Fletcher Cox agrees to deal with Philadelphia Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles announced Monday that they have agreed to terms on a four-year contract with first-round defensive tackle Fletcher Cox.

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Financial terms of the contract were not disclosed, but a league source told Aaron Wilson of the Carroll County Times that Cox's fully guaranteed deal is worth $10.24 million including a $5.88 million bonus.

Cox praised the new collective bargaining agreement rules regarding first-round picks for being able to get signed quickly.

"You don't want to miss a few days of training camp, because if you miss three days then you're three days behind, and somebody else is ahead of you," Cox said in a conference call. "With the new CBA, it makes a lot of stuff easy and helps us get this out the way."

The Eagles moved up three spots in the draft to select the 6-foot-4, 298-pound Cox, who finished his 36-game career at Mississippi State with 114 tackles, including 24.5 tackles for a loss and 8.5 sacks. Cox is expected to be part of a tackle rotation behind projected starters Cullen Jenkins and Mike Patterson.

With Cox signed, the Eagles have now signed all nine members of their 2012 NFL Draft class, becoming the 11th team to do so.

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