The Eagles have exercised their fifth-year option on defensive end Fletcher Cox.  Cox will earn $7.7 million in his fifth year. 

Although Cox has been the subject of offseason trade rumors, the move was a no-brainer, he has become one of the best run-stuffers in football.

If the Eagles are going to move up from No. 20 to the top-five, they'll likely have to surrender both picks and talented players - including Cox.