Nov 17, 2013; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; San Diego Chargers cornerback Derek Cox (22) is unable to make an interception catch intended for Miami Dolphins wide receiver Brian Hartline (82) during their game at Sun Life Stadium. Miami won 20-16. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Chiefs Free Agent Watch 2014: Could Derek Cox Fill A Hole In The Chiefs Secondary?

As we’ve talked about here before, the Kansas City Chiefs currently have only five players on their roster who are designated as cornerbacks. Brandon Flowers, Sean Smith, Marcus Cooper, Ron Parker and Sanders Commings are the only guys to fill those roles right now. Seeing that the Chiefs normally have three CBs on the field on any given play, and Commings likely could be sliding back to the free safety position, it’s nearly a foregone conclusion that the Chiefs will try to pick up some talent at teh cornerback position either through free agency or the draft.

Derek Cox of the San Diego Chargers is a former third-round selection by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Chargers have informed him he’ll be released today.


Although he was benched last season for inconsistent play, Cox can ball. In five seasons in the NFL he’s managed 13 interceptions, 241 tackles and a forced fumble.

This isn’t a flashy prospect for the Chiefs at all, but I think this is the caliber of free agent the Chiefs are looking to sign during this off season. They can’t afford to go after the big-time, big-money guys, but general manager John Dorsey will pad the roster with middle-of-the-road guys like Cox at bargain prices.

What do you think, Addicts? Should the Chiefs look at adding the former Charger?

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  • Steve Blank

    nope…if you are going to go out and fill a spot…get the best player you can afford…and this is not the guy…we can afford better

  • Steve Blank

    I would rather make a run at the dude from the titans…

  • Josh Landers

    Don’t need him. We need depth but he’s too expensive for a 4th string cb. Once we fix our fs issues well have a solid secondary. Signing Abdullah would be a step in the right direction, as well as letting Lewis walk.

    • Chris Tarrants

      Let Lewis walk? Huh uh we can’t let him walk away! We must chase him away, lets see how fast he really can run we he has to. I still say they should throw him out of a second story window at Arrowhead just for making us look so bad, all season long

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  • Tristian

    I know you guys all say no to him but to weaken a division rival and have this dude motivated and knowing them plus he will b cheap may be too good to pass up. I say why not? Its not like he could be worse than Dunta Robinson as a slot corner

    • CALiFORNiAkiD

      lol Cox sucks.

  • Josh Landers

    Top priorities of the offseason are wr and o-line and not necessarily in that order. MLB is right behind these two. For all those that think we need d-line help, don’t forget that t-jax may be back. Plus, we have bailey and catapano waiting in the wings and they’ve both played well in limited action. Fs is also as big need if we don’t get Abdullah back. GO CHIEFS!!!

  • paul pace

    Don’t know much about him but if he was benched by the Chargers then I am not sure the Chiefs want him, even in a backup role.

  • Craig F

    He did play pretty well his first few years in Jacksonville just obviously didn’t hear much because of playing for a poor squad…at the right price he could add decent depth

  • CrispySBC

    If he was benched by the Charger’s, who had a poor secondary. I don’t think he’s a solution for the Chief’s. I think there are better CB we should be looking at in FA.

  • Stacy D. Smith

    Cox stinks out loud. No thanks.