Cedric Thornton back in the nest

After much speculation, Eagles defensive end Cedric Thornton officially signed with the team for a further year on Monday.

Thornton was a restricted free agent, so it was never really a case of if but when.  He is set to earn $2.356 million in 2015 under the clauses of the deal.

Thornton, who made his impact in year two as a bird has become a force to be reckoned with, ended 2013 with 60 tackles, a sack, a safety, a forced fumble and two passes defended. 2014 was equally impressive as he racked up 52 tackles, three fumble recoveries including a returned touchdown, a sack and two passes defended.

However after this season, the 26 year old will become a free agent. Making this upcoming season a critical one for the 6-foot-4, 309-pound star.

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