Ravens Won’t Re-Sign LS Morgan Cox

Following 11 years with the organization, it sounds like Morgan Cox won’t be a member of the Ravens next season. General manager Eric DeCosta informed the impending free agent that the organization won’t be extending him an offer, per Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic.

“Obviously, I’m certainly disappointed that I won’t be back with the Ravens next year,” Cox said. “Regardless of the other stuff, the Pro Bowl and the All-Pro stuff, I just felt like I had been playing really well and I’ve been healthy. Contract-wise, we hadn’t gotten to that point yet. I felt pretty good about it, but you know, just disappointment in the near term obviously. At the same time I really fought those feelings.

“I take a lot of pride in what we’ve accomplished there. All of that to say, rather than be frustrated or disappointed on this end, which would be easy to fall into, I’m really just thankful that it happened. I am sad that it’s over, but I’m also eternally happy that it happened.”

Cox joined the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Tennessee in 2010, and he proceeded to spend the next decade-plus with the organization. During his stint in Baltimore, Cox earned four Pro Bowl nods, All-Pro recognition (during the position’s first year of eligibility in 2020), and a Super Bowl ring. He’s played the seventh-most games in franchise history.

As Zrebiec notes, Cox helped form one of the best long snapper/kicker/punter trios in the NFL. The Cox/Sam Koch/Justin Tucker grouping has been together for nine seasons, with Tucker previously referring to his teammate as the “best long snapper in the NFL.” Next season, the Ravens are expected to roll with Nick Moore, a 2019 undrafted free agent out of Georgia.

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4 comments on “Ravens Won’t Re-Sign LS Morgan Cox

  1. Wade Herbers

    I guess with all the TERRIBLE special teams I’ve seen this last year I would be careful not upset the apple cart with a group that has been lights out compared to the rest of the NFL…kicking units have been horseshit this year and they are great. But I guess where DO you cut costs?????????

  2. nentwigs

    Considering his consistency and how tied his efforts are to the considerable success of the kicking game,
    It takes some BALLS to dump COX.
    Seems like the team management are being real DI*KS !!

  3. Ak185

    I’ve never understood the wisdom of getting rid of a longtime longsnapper. Unless he’s played poorly, why not keep him? It’s not like you’re paying him that much. Plus, the Ravens haven’t had special teams trouble in ages. How many coaches walk into a meeting and say, “We really need to get younger at the longsnapper position”?

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