Philadelphia Eagles News, April 10: Fletcher Cox Says Goodbye, Potential Breakout Candidates in 2024, and More

Here's the latest news involving the Philadelphia Eagles, including Fletcher Cox's retirement press conference, reported 30 visits, and more.

As the Philadelphia Eagles continue to prepare for the 2024 NFL Draft, more of their 30 visits are being reported. While there is some confusion regarding a few of Philadelphia’s visits this offseason, it’s clear that the Eagles are focusing on athletic offensive linemen in this year’s draft.

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Looking forward, the Eagles have their eyes on offensive linemen in the 2024 NFL Draft. However, Philadelphia officially said goodbye to one of the best defensive linemen in franchise history. Eagles legend Fletcher Cox announced his retirement on Tuesday, as he met with the media for his final press conference.

All of that and more in today’s Eagles news!

Eagles 2024 NFL Draft Prospect Visit Tracker: Who Is Philadelphia Interested In?

In recent years, top 30 visits have been clear indicators of interest for the Eagles. Yet they appear to be sending mixed signals this offseason as several confusing reports are disputing previously reported visits.

Regardless of the confusion, the Eagles are clearly focused on offensive linemen and defensive backs with their 30 visits in 2024.

READ MORE: Eagles 30 Visit Tracker for the 2024 NFL Draft

Anthony Miller’s 3-Round 2024 NFL Mock Draft: Eagles Add More Help on the Edge

One area of concern that the Eagles haven’t focused primarily on with their top 30 visits is edge rusher. Following the departure of Haason Reddick, Philadelphia could opt to target one of the best edge defenders in the class with the 22nd overall pick.

Pro Football Network’s Anthony Miller released his latest mock draft and has the Eagles landing Florida State pass rusher Jared Verse in the first round.

CONTINUE READING: Pro Football Network’s Latest Mock Draft

Why Philadelphia Eagles ‘Family Man’ Fletcher Cox Defined Toughness

Although Cox was never going to be able to duplicate Jason Kelce’s emotional retirement speech, he tried his best on Tuesday. Cox discussed how he matured during his time in Philadelphia and credited countless people for his performances. While Cox is officially retired, he mentioned that he will be around the team’s facilities in the future.

KEEP READING: Top Defensive Options for Philadelphia in the 2024 NFL Draft

Which Eagles Backups Could Become Starters This Season?

It’s easy to get excited about all of the additions that Philadelphia has made this offseason. Yet, there will be a real opportunity for some of their projected backup players to have a notable role in 2024.

Chris Franklin of highlighted three players that could take advantage of a new opportunity next season, including cornerback Isaiah Rodgers Sr.

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Eagles Host Florida State WR Johnny Wilson on Top 30 Visit

Despite the presence of A.J. Brown and DeVonta Smith, the Eagles could still look to take advantage of a loaded wide receiver class in the 2024 NFL Draft.

Philadelphia reportedly hosted Florida State WR Johnny Wilson for a top 30 visit on Tuesday. Wilson would provide the Eagles with a much different look at wide receiver, given his enormous stature at 6’6 3/8″ and 231 pounds.

READ MORE: Top WRs in the 2024 NFL Draft

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