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.
Chargers have informed CB Derek Cox they plan to release him, per source. Cox spent one season in San Diego. Was due $4.25M base salary.
— Michael Gehlken (@UTgehlken) March 4, 2014
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?