NFL Rumors: Eagles’ Fletcher Cox Might Be Suspended For Joe Staley Hit


The NFL might discipline Fletcher Cox for something that appeared accidental.

The Philadelphia Eagles defensive tackle might be suspended for the injury-causing hit he made on San Francisco 49ers’ Joe Staley during their Week 8 game, ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported Monday, citing a source.

Cox was trying to block Staley during Jalen Mills’ second-quarter interception return when he hit the Niners’ offensive lineman in the face. Cox’s reaction suggests the injury Staley suffered was accidental.

Philadelphia will host the Denver Broncos on Sunday in Week 9. The Eagles should learn in the coming days whether Cox will be available to play.

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