The San Diego Chargers are playing comeback kids right now in free agency. The Denver Broncos are making big time moves left and right and Chargers fans were in a panic.
Finally the San Diego Chargers signed a player that some people have heard of before. The Chargers lost out on the opportunity to sign former Indianapolis Colts CB Jerraud Powers, but were not going to let another corner slip out of their grasp.
The Chargers have signed former Jacksonville Jaguars CB Derek Cox. Cox was scheduled to visit the New Orleans Saints tomorrow and then come to San Diego on Friday. We saw how that worked out with Powers (Powers visited the Cardinals first and never made his trip out to San Diego). Tom Telesco made sure to get the kid signed before be was even able to meet up with the Saints.
Of the two, Jerraud Powers and Derek Cox, I wanted Cox. Cox has good size and need it against some big time receivers in this division. He will have to face Wes Welker, Demayrius Thomas and Eric Decker… All in one game. Dwayne Bowe also is lurking around in this division.
Cox has struggled with injuries the last two seasons and will have to shake that injury bug. He is a physical corner and likes to hit. He also has some decent ball skills. This should make up a little bit for losing Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer.
Cox is 6-foot-1, a buck-ninety-five with 4.3 speed. In his first NFL game, he intercepted Peyton Manning. We are going to need plenty of that! He was a 3rd round pick in 2009 and had 4 interceptions last season.
A nice pickup for Tom Telesco. I wonder if he felt any pressure from his rival Denver Broncos to make a move?
Cox will start at one corner, who will start on the other side?
Cox was signed to a 4-year deal, worth $20 million.