Broken down, the core of the Eagles defensive line is young and promising. With Cedric Thornton and Fletcher Cox on both ends, and a now heavier Bennie Logan in the middle, the front line of the team’s new 3-4 defense is starting to take shape. None of those players are older than 25.
After that, there are question marks.
Part of this has to do with the scheme. Guys like Vinny...
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As a new week begins, the Philadelphia Eagles re-sign another key member to their team. This time it is on the defensive side of the ball as today they re-signed defensive end Cedric Thornton to a one-year deal. Also about this deal, Thornton was an exclusive rights free agent.
In a good move by the Eagles, Thornton was really solid on the defensive line...
The Philadelphia Eagles and defensive end Cedric Thornton agreed on a one-year deal earlier today.
#Eagles have signed DE Cedric Thornton to a 1-year contract. Thornton was an exclusive rights free agent.
— Eagles Insider (@EaglesInsider) March 3, 2014
The contract is worth $645,000, which is the three-year minimum. Thornton was an exclusive rights free agent, meaning he could...
Cedric Thornton re-signed with the Eagles Monday on a one-year deal after having a breakout 2013 campaign.
Howie Roseman, Chip Kelly and the Eagles continued Monday to take care of their own soon to be free agents by re-upping defensive lineman Cedric Thornton for a one-year deal.
Last week the Eagles re-signed Jason Kelce, Jason Peters, Riley Cooper and Jeremy Maclin before...
The Philadelphia Eagles have been the busiest football team in the NFL over the past several weeks and today they continued their streak of re-signing their players. Eagles #Eagles sign DE Cedric Thornton to a 1-year contract. @MrICanDueDat was an exclusive rights free agent. #FlyEaglesFly 3/3/14 11:23 AM The team just announced they re-signed Cedric […]The post Philadelphia Eagles...
The Philadelphia Eagles announced that they have signed exclusive-rights free agent DE Cedric Thornton to one-year deal.
Thornton, 25, signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent out of Southern Arkansas back in 2011. He appeared in all 16 games for the Eagles last season and totaled 60 tackles, one sack and a forced fumble.
Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No...
While 254 players were selected in the 2011 NFL draft, Cedric Thornton waited for a phone call that never came.
He makes 31 teams wish they picked him every week.
After being passed up in the draft, Thornton signed a free-agent deal with the Philadelphia Eagles. He's gone from undrafted rookie to one of the best defensive players on a first-place team.
Thornton has thrived...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2013
Chip Kelly said defensive lineman Cedric Thornton is playing the best defense for the Eagles so far this season. Image Courtesy: Zimbio.com
On a defense that is ranked 32nd in the National Football League, it's difficult to find silver linings.
However, the team's dismal performance through the first quarter of the season did not stop head coach Chip Kelly from pointing...
Ever since the Eagles moved up in the 2012 NFL Draft to snag Fletcher Cox, he has been touted as the cornerstone that the defense will be built around. In a stellar rookie season where he recorded 5.5 sacks and a forced fumble, Cox did not disappoint.
The only question is, “how good can he become?” Chip Kelly has said that he already sees him as one of the best interior defenders...
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The defensive line is the deepest position on the Philadelphia Eagles and could prove to be one of the NFL’s best in 2012. They usually keep 10 DL on the final roster and the 10th and final spot could very well be a battle between DTs Cedric Thornton and Antonio Dixon.
First, here are all of the defensive lineman on the current roster: