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Derek Cox

Derek Cox - #22 - CB

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 1"/ 195 lbs.
Birthday 09/22/1986
Birthplace Winterville, NC
College William & Mary
Years played 5
Drafted 2009, 3rd round, 9th pick by Jaguars

L.T. is yet another worn-down runner

Posted March 02, 2010 @ 11:53 a.m. ET
Of all the numbers connected with LaDainian Tomlinson, in the end, the number 3,410 is the one that matters most now because it's the one that ended his time in San Diego and as the best running back ...

Merriman a high-risk, high-reward proposition

Posted March 01, 2010 @ 1:56 p.m. ET
The nickname of Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman may be "Lights Out," but that term certainly doesn't describe his play over the last two seasons.

Report: Chargers will offer highest tenders to Merriman, Jackson, Floyd

Posted Feb. 28, 2010 @ 2:47 p.m. ET
The Chargers will offer the highest possible contract tenders to restricted free agents OLB Shawne Merriman and WRs Vincent Jackson and Malcom Floyd, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune.

Merriman laments uncertainty about his future

Posted Feb. 24, 2010 @ 4:26 p.m. ET
In a wide-ranging interview with PFW, Chargers OLB Shawne Merriman discusses his future with the Chargers, why he won't be asking for the chance to leave San Diego this offseason and the resolution to the lawsuits between him and ...

Update: No jail time for Chargers' Jackson in DUI case

Posted Feb. 23, 2010 @ 1:50 p.m. ET
Chargers WR Vincent Jackson has been required to serve four days in a work-release program and received five years' probation after pleading guilty to a 2009 DUI charge, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune. He was also handed a fine ...

Chargers part ways with Tomlinson

Posted Feb. 22, 2010 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
In the culmination of an event many months in the making, the Chargers officially released RB LaDainian Tomlinson on Monday after the back struggled through the 2009 season.

Chance to play WR could lure Osgood from San Diego

Posted Feb. 18, 2010 @ 10:59 a.m. ET
It's been well documented how many key free agents the Chargers will have this offseason, but one player who has somewhat flown under the radar is Kassim Osgood, the club's only integral element who will be unrestricted.

Key decisions lie ahead for Chargers' Smith

Posted Feb. 04, 2010 @ 3:48 p.m. ET
Maybe more so than any team in the league, the Chargers have a number of critical decisions to make this offseason. First and foremost, though, is choosing which of their many key free agents they wish to keep — either long-term ...

Bolts need RB with L.T.'s likely departure

Posted Jan. 23, 2010 @ 8:47 a.m. ET
For Chargers RB LaDainian Tomlinson, the 2009 offseason was a fiasco. With him being owed a boatload of money that the team was not willing to pay, Tomlinson's representatives and GM A.J. Smith went back and forth in ...

Chargers give Turner three-year extension

Posted Jan. 19, 2010 @ 11:42 a.m. ET
The Chargers have signed head coach Norv Turner to a three-year contract extension, extending his current deal through the 2013 season.

Sanchez, Greene star as Jets shock Chargers

Posted Jan. 17, 2010 @ 8:47 p.m. ET
Rookies Mark Sanchez and Shonn Greene led the Jets to a stunning 17-14 upset of San Diego in the divisional playoffs Sunday, each providing a touchdown in the fourth quarter that marked another Chargers postseason pratfall.

Balance of power shifting back to NFC

Posted Jan. 15, 2010 @ 8:21 p.m. ET
PFW's Hub Arkush says a glance at the remaining playoff teams provides a good indication that the NFC has become a stronger conference than the AFC, with four championship-caliber NFC teams and only two such AFC clubs in the ...

Chargers see significant progress in run 'D'

Posted Jan. 14, 2010 @ 4:25 p.m. ET
The Chargers can point to many reasons on both sides of the ball for their dramatic improvement in the second half of 2009, but we hear a number of players pointed out this week that an upgrade in run defense ...

You gotta believe it to see it

Posted Jan. 13, 2010 @ 5:46 p.m. ET
This year, in mid-December, the Jets were at .500 and drawing up their 2010 draft plans. Suddenly the schedule broke in their favor. Their final two opponents didn't want to play, and so a 7-7 carp became a 9-7 ...

Bye week allowing Bolts to be full strength for playoff run

Posted Jan. 07, 2010 @ 8:38 p.m. ET
Although the Chargers' last loss — way back in Week Six — came after a bye, the team isn't worried about history repeating itself following its week off before the divisional playoff round. From what we hear, head coach Norv Turner ...

AFC playoff primer

Posted Jan. 06, 2010 @ 10:33 a.m. ET
TE Dallas Clark is the Colts' player to watch in the upcoming playoffs, as PFW analyzes the offenses and defenses of the AFC's six postseason participants and speculates on what it will take for each to win the Super ...

Sproles not breaking games open as returner

Posted Jan. 02, 2010 @ 12:12 a.m. ET
With the ball in his hands, the Chargers' Darren Sproles remains one of the league's most dangerous players. But in the return game, some of the jolt he provided the team in 2008 has been missing this season.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted March 14, 2013
The San Diego Chargers agreed to terms on a four-year contract with Cox, who had 12 interceptions the last four years with Jacksonville. The deal reportedly is worth $20 million.||||||| Cox, 26, had four picks in 12 games last year. He's expected to slide into the starting lineup. Both of San Diego's starting cornerbacks, Quentin Jammer and Antoine Cason, are expected to leave as unrestricted free agents.
Posted Sept. 16, 2012
Cox (hamstring) is expected to start after missing the first two games.||||||| Cox's return should help solidify the secondary.
Posted Sept. 03, 2012
The Jacksonville Jaguars likely won't have starting cornerback Derek Cox for Sunday's opener at Minnesota.||||||| Cox injured his left hamstring in the preseason opener and has been sidelined since. Coach Mike Mularkey expects Will Middleton to start opposite Aaron Ross. Veteran Rashean Mathis, recovering from knee surgery, will play on passing downs.
Posted Nov. 25, 2011
The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed cornerback Derek Cox on injured reserve with a knee injury, the third defensive starter lost in the last two weeks. The team signed quarterback Dan LeFevour off Indianapolis' practice squad to take Cox's roster spot.||||||| The Jaguars made the move Friday, three days after linebacker Clint Session was placed on IR following a second concussion this season. The team also lost cornerback Rashean Mathis to a season-ending knee injury nearly two weeks ago. Cox, who has 16 tackles and 10 passes defended this season, is the 17th player the Jaguars (3-7) have placed on IR this season.
Posted Oct. 18, 2010
Cox is inactive for Monday's game with Tennessee.||||||| Cox, benched earlier this season, returned to the lineup last week at Buffalo and injured a hamstring. He was limited in practice all week. David Jones will start in his place.

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