Sep 22, 2013; Nashville, TN, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox (22) defends a pass intended for Tennessee Titans wide receiver Kenny Britt (18) during the second half at LP Field. The Titans beat the Chargers 20-17. Mandatory Credit: Don McPeak-USA TODAY Sports

Vikings Agree To 1-Year Deal With CB Derek Cox

The Vikings weren’t done working on the secondary on Thursday after they signed CB Captain Munnerlyn.

They have added former San Diego Chargers CB Derek Cox to the team.  Minnesota has agreed to a one year deal with him.

Cox stands 6’1″ tall and weighs in at 195 pounds.  He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars back in 2009.  In his first game as an NFL player, he intercepted Peyton Manning and also recovered a fumble.  After his stint in Jacksonville, Cox went to San Diego for one season, where he struggled to maintain a starting job.

Dec 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox (22) on the sideline lines in the fourth quarter against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. The San Diego Chargers defeated the Denver Broncos 27-20. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Here are his numbers over five seasons in the NFL:

  • 63 games played
  • 241 total tackles
  • 204 solo tackles
  • 39 passes defended
  • 13 interceptions

If Cox can return to the form that he had while he was playing in Jacksonville, this could prove to be a steal in free agency.  He is a former Pro-Bowl alternate who could find himself a project of this new Vikings defense.


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