Derek Cox Signs With Baltimore Ravens


Aug 8, 2014; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Vikings cornerback Derek Cox (37) against the Oakland Raiders at TCF Bank Stadium. The Vikings defeated the Raiders 10-6. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

The Ravens have made a move to address their lack of depth in the secondary, signing former Minnesota Viking Derek Cox to a one year, $730,000 contract.  Michael Gehlken broke the news on Twitter early Wednesday.

Cox signed a $20 million dollar deal with the San Diego Chargers in 2013 as a highly sought after free agent, but turned out to be a huge bust and was released following the season.  He was then signed by Minnesota, but couldn’t make it past first cuts.

Cox spent his first four years in the league with the Jaguars, where he was a third round selection in 2009.  He has racked up 241 tackles across five seasons, along with 1 forced fumble and 13 interceptions.

Cox was a decent player while in Jacksonville, but appears to have fallen far since then.  The Ravens have shown they aren’t afraid to take on reclamation projects, and the team might still be able to help rejuvenate his once promising career.  At the least, they have added a bit of depth where it is desperately needed.