Eagles Complete Extension with DE Trent Cole

The second day of free agency began just as the day done did–with the Eagles extending one of their own key players for the foreseeable future.

Cole, a fifth-round draft pick out of Cincinnati in 2005, registered 11 sacks last year–his third straight season reaching double digits in that category.

While the financial terms of the deal are not immediately known, the deal is said to keep Cole in Philadelphia through the 2017 season.

“We are excited to be able to sign Trent to a new contract,” Eagles head coach Andy Reid said. “Trent plays the game with a level of tenacity that’s hard to replicate. He’s one of the premier defensive ends in the league. We have always said that when you watch the tape of him, it’s hard to tell the difference between his first play and his last play.

Reid went on to say that, “He has an unbelievable motor that does not stop. And as good as he is rushing the passer, he is equally as good against the run. His energy is contagious on the field.”

Indeed, Cole’s high motor has allowed him to emerge as one the league’s premiere pass rushers since he entered the league. He currently sits third on the the Eagles’ all-time sack list with 68.

Cole is scheduled to speak with reporters at noon Wednesday.

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