Justin Cox

Chiefs Waive Justin Cox

A day after he was arrested in Mississippi, defensive back Justin Cox has been waived by the Chiefs, the team confirmed this afternoon (via Twitter). Cox will become an unrestricted free agent if he clears waivers tomorrow.

Cox, who played his college ball at Mississippi State, was suspended indefinitely by the team after being arrested last November. He wasn’t selected in the draft, but quickly found an NFL home in May, signing with Kansas City and receiving a $10K signing bonus.

However, following his Monday arrest, the Chiefs decided to part ways with Cox. The Oktibbeha County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to Michael Bonner of The Clarion-Ledger that Cox was charged with aggravated domestic violence, burglary of a residence, and trespassing on Monday, nearly identical charges to the ones he faced last year.

Chiefs Sign 11 Undrafted Free Agents

9:44am: The Chiefs’ official press release on their undrafted free agent signings includes one more name in addition to the 10 listed below. The team also signed former James Madison linebacker Sage Harold.

8:34am: The Chiefs have added 10 undrafted free agents to their roster, according to Josh Alper of Pro Football Talk, who provides the full list of Kansas City’s free agent additions. All 32 teams have now officially announced their UDFA signings for 2015. Here are the Chiefs’ new rookies:

  • De’Vante Bausby, CB, Pittsburg State
  • Kenny Cook, WR, Gardner-Webb
  • Justin Cox, DB, Mississippi State ($10K bonus, per Aaron Wilson)
  • Andrew East, LS, Vanderbilt ($10K bonus, per Wilson)
  • Garrett Frye, C, Georgia Southern
  • Manasseh Garner, RB, Pittsburgh
  • David Irving, DL, Iowa State ($10K bonus, per Wilson)
  • Donatella Luckett, WR, Harding
  • Justin March-Lillard, LB, Akron
  • Charles Sweeton, T, Tennessee-Martin