Eagles extend Cole for four more years

The Philadelphia Eagles have signed two-time Pro Bowl defensive end Trent Cole to a four-year contract extension, the team announced.

He's now under contract through the 2017 season.

"We are excited to be able to sign Trent to a new contract," Eagles coach Andy Reid said in a statement. "Trent plays the game with a level of tenacity that's hard to replicate. He's one of the premier defensive ends in the league. We have always said that when you watch the tape of him, it's hard to tell the difference between his first play and his last play."

Cole has recorded 68 career sacks, ranking third in team history behind Reggie White and Clyde Simmons. White had 124 sacks and Simmons had 76.

Last season, Cole had 11 sacks.

It was his third consecutive year with at least 10 sacks.

"He has an unbelievable motor that does not stop," Reid said. "And as good as he is rushing the passer, he is equally as good against the run. His energy is contagious on the field."

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