FRIDAY, 1:51pm: The 49ers have officially announced their new deal with Cox, according to a team release.
TUESDAY, 12:01pm: The 49ers and free agent defensive back Perrish Cox have agreed to terms on a one-year contract, according to Matt Barrows of the Sacramento Bee (via Twitter). Cox had been eligible for restricted free agency this offseason, but the Niners decided not to tender him an offer, so the new agreement between the two sides will likely be worth the minimum, or something close to it.
Cox, 27, saw more defensive snaps in the postseason (83) than he did in the regular season (81), according to Pro Football Focus (subscription required). That increased playing time at season’s end may earn him a longer look in 2014, though he’s still not a lock to make the roster, given San Francisco’s depth in the secondary.
Cox has spent time with the Broncos, Seahawks, and Niners since being selected in the fifth round of the 2010 draft by Denver.