Eagles’ Fletcher Cox missed practice day after intruder incident

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Philadelphia Eagles coach Doug Pederson responded to questions Wednesday about an Oct. 15 incident that drew a police response to Fletcher Cox’s South New Jersey home. 

Cox, a veteran defensive tackle for the Eagles, was at home when a man showed up there looking for his ex-girlfriend, reported 6ABC, quoting court records. 

Records identified the intruder as Corbyn Nyemah, and said he damaged the woman’s vehicle parked at the home before throwing rocks through the front door in an attempt to break in. Nyemah also allegedly walked around the property with a baseball bat and tried to get in through the garage multiple times, but he fled when Cox appeared with a shotgun, 6ABC said. 

Cox missed practice on Oct. 15. The team’s injury report said he had an illness that day. Asked whether Cox missed practice because of the incident, Pederson said, “unrelated to that, yeah.”