Eagles players who could get big money elsewhere after cap increase

The enhanced salary cap could help the Eagles make some big free-agency decisions, but it will also help some stars find big money elsewhere.

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Fletcher Cox, defensive tackle

This list probably loses credibility if Fletcher Cox's name isn't on it. He's never been known to hand out hometown discounts, and even though he's walking into year 13 after spending all of his first dozen in an Eagles jersey, we don't expect he'll begin to do so now.

NBC Sports Philadelphia's Reuben Frank is on record. He sees no scenario where the future Pro Football Hall of Fame inductee remains with the only professional team he has ever known. Fletch has turned the clock back some as of late and has evolved into one heck of a leader, but it will be interesting to see how Philly values him.

Here's something else worth mentioning. He represents $14.3 million in dead cap space this season regardless of what transpires.

Haason Reddick, EDGE/linebacker

It feels like we just said this, but here we go again. This list loses credibility if Haason Reddick's name isn't on it. Philly let him test his market. Regardless of what your feelings were about that, no one believed he couldn't find an organization that might pay him more than the Eagles might, so we can understand why some of you might think the Birds are gambling unnecessarily.

There are two ways to look at this. First, the increase in cap space may allow the Birds more flexibility to find an agreeable number. Second, he could leave and truly break the bank in another city. As of this story's release, no decisions have been made, but this is a soap opera we'll be watching until its conclusion.