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CEDRIC THORNTON RUMORS

Will DT Stephen Paea Becomes This Year’s Cedric Thornton?

In early March, the Dallas Cowboys signed veteran defensive tackle Stephen Paea – seemingly replacing the starting 1T DT from 2016 in a finally healthy Terrell McClain. McClain’s 40 tackles and 2.5 sacks with the Cowboys earned him a new contract with the rival Redskins, and also made last year’s free agent signing of the Eagles’ Cedric Thornton seemingly pointless. Thornton...
Via Inside The Star
4 days ago

X-Factor: Why DL Cedric Thornton Must Re-Gain His Philadelphia Form in 2017

Since Stephen Jones and Will McClay have effectively took over the player, personnel, and scouting elements of the Dallas Cowboys, their philosophy on free agency has been simple. Don’t participate. Since getting burned by cornerback Brandon Carr’s huge contract in 2012, the Cowboys have steered cleared of big money free agents and have done their best to go bargain shopping...
Via Inside The Star
6 days ago

Former Eagle Cedric Thornton Compares Offseason Workouts Between Cowboys, Philadelphia

Cedric Thornton has been on two different teams during his five-year NFL career.  The 27-year-old defensive lineman was signed by the Eagles after going undrafted in 2011 and was in Philadelphia through the 2015 season. The former Southern Arkansas standout was signed by the Cowboys this offseason. Thornton signed a four-year deal worth roughly $18 million in March. The 6-foot...
Via College Spun
June 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Thornton, Cowboys agree to 4-year deal

While the Eagles brought in quite a few players over the course of the week, some big names have also left town. Defensive end Cedric Thornton is the next former Eagle to find a new home. According to ESPN, Thornton will travel across the NFC East, as he agreed to a four-year, $18 million deal with the Dallas Cowboys. The deal also includes $6 million guaranteed. In five years with...
Via Total Sports Live
March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Cowboys sign former Eagles d-lineman Thornton to 4-year deal

IRVING, Texas (AP) The Cowboys added their first free agent Thursday, signing former Philadelphia defensive lineman Cedric Thornton on a four-year contract worth up to $18 million. The addition from Dallas' NFC East rival comes a day after the Cowboys re-signed middle linebacker Rolando McClain. The Dallas defense is looking for more impact plays after struggling to help the team...
Via Associated Press
March 10, 2016  |  Discuss

The Eagles should keep building around Cedric Thornton & the defensive line

According to a report from Mark Eckel of NJ.com, the Philadelphia Eagles and defensive end Cedric Thornton are currently in talks about a long-term extension. The Eagles placed a second-round tender on Thornton earlier this offseason that is reportedly worth $2.4 million. The tender means that, if a team wants Thornton, they need to sign him to an offer sheet and the Eagles have...
Via cover32
April 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Cedric Thornton: Eagles win vs. Saints 9 times out of 10

A close playoff loss is never an easy thing to swallow, but it can provide some major motivation for a team to improve. Last season’s Super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks were ousted by the Atlanta Falcons in 2012 in eerily similar fashion to the Eagles/Saints wild card game in 2013. After mounting a furious second half comeback, the Eagles came up just short and lost via field...
Via cover32 - Eagles
July 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles agree to 1-year deal with Cedric Thornton

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...
Via cover32 - Eagles
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagles Sign DE Cedric Thornton To A One-Year Contract

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...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Thornton overcomes long odds to star with Eagles

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 in...
Via Associated Press
December 12, 2013  |  Discuss
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