2 moves that prevented Eagles from aggressively pursuing Bobby Wagner

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Fletcher Cox #91, Philadelphia Eagles
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The nostalgic Eagles sign Fletcher Cox to a one-year deal worth just under $15 million.

You can do a lot with $14.9 million. You can ensure that the next few generations of your family won’t have to work as hard as you did. If you’re Howie Roseman and Jeffrey Lurie has given you the freedom to spend the Eagles’ money, you can make some moves to improve and/or upgrade the roster.

Philly, instead, chose to spend $14.9 million on an aging Fletcher Cox to bring him back into the fold less than 36 hours after they had decided to release him.

The move didn’t shock anyone. We knew immediately that the plan was for Philly to bring Cox back at a reduced rate. Still, seeing how it’s obvious that number 91 isn’t the player that he once was, it may have behooved Philly to allow the legend to explore the free-agent market for the first time in his career. That would have allowed them to pool some of their newfound resources to aid them in getting younger, or aggressively pursue Bobby Wagner or a combination of the two.

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We’ll never know if that would have been possible now as the Eagles, a team that used to move off of guys early, is now a team that consistently moves off of guys too late. Throw the Fletcher Cox signing in the same category as their unwillingness to move off of Jason Peters when it became obvious that he just couldn’t play anymore.

Until they make better decisions roster-wise, this team will always hover around .500 or a game above or below the threshold.