The optics weren't great last week when Fletcher Cox skipped Eagles' OTAs just a year after signing a $100 million contract.
We'll all probably forget about it soon enough though.
Cox on Sunday night posted a photo to Snapchat that indicated he was back in Philadelphia, presumably to join the team for voluntary OTAs, which pick back up on Tuesday morning. (Bleeding Green Nation noticed the photo first and alerted the world.)
And here it is for your own visual proof:
During last week, Cox's missing was a big story, partly because it didn't look great and partly because it's May and there's not a whole heckuva lot else going on.
And partly because Doug Pederson didn't seem too thrilled his star defensive tackle wasn't there. After pointing out that OTAs are indeed voluntary, Pederson said this about Cox: "Fletcher is one of the leaders on the football team and guys like that, you do expect to be here, but I get the rules, we abide by the rules and he's one of the guys too, at the end of the day, I'm gonna hang my hat on and go to war with."
Cox's return to Philadelphia jives with what ESPN's Tim McManus reported last week, that Cox was with family and was expected to be back this week.
Ultimately, Cox's absence probably won't mean much at all. The three other players missing last week were Jason Peters, Donnie Jones and Marcus Smith.
This round of OTAs goes from May 30-June 1. Then June 5-6, 8-9. The mandatory minicamp is from June 12-15. Then there's a long break until training camp.