Ravens Cut Derek Cox

The Ravens have parted ways with cornerback Derek Cox, the team announced in a press release. A corresponding roster move has not been announced. Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun notes (via Twitter) that Cox’s $730K salary would have guaranteed had he made the opening day roster. ESPN.com’s Jamison Hensley suggests (on Twitter) that the team could re-sign him as soon as next week.

It’s been a busy offseason for Cox. He was released by the Chargers in early March, and he caught on with the Vikings soon after. Cox was among the team’s early cuts in camp, and he signed with the Ravens in late August. He was one of Baltimore’s final cuts, but he re-signed with the team days later.

The six-year veteran spent his first four seasons with the Jaguars before playing with the Chargers in 2013. He finished last season with 38 tackles and one interception in 16 games, and Pro Football Focus’ advanced metrics (subscription required) rated Cox as one of the worst overall cornerbacks in the league. His best season was his rookie year in 2009, when he finished with 72 tackles, four interceptions and 11 passes defended.

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