Report: Vikings add another cornerback in former Chargers DB Derek Cox
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The Minnesota Vikings have added more depth in the secondary as they reportedly signed former San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox to a one-year deal on Thursday, per U-T San Diego beat writer Michael Gehlken.
Derek Cox has a new home. Former Chargers cornerback has agreed to a one-year deal with the Vikings, source said.— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) March 14, 2014
Cox, 27, is one year away from signing a four-year, $20 million contract with the Chargers, who released him earlier this month. Cox finished as the seventh-worst rated cornerback according to ProFootballFocus.com out of 110 rated corners last season. Cox appeared in all 16 games for the Chargers, starting the first 11, but fell down the depth chart after allowing a 60 percent completion rate and four touchdowns thrown his way, per PFF.
Cox played in just nine defensive snaps over the Chargers' final seven games, including the playoffs.
Listed at 6'1", Cox provides the Vikings with depth on the outside after signing nickel cornerback Captain Munnerlyn on Thursday. Munnerlyn also said he will start on the outside and move into the slot during nickel packages. Cox could be the third cornerback to fill Munnerlyn's spot in those situations.