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.
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.