Sep 11, 2011; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars defensive back Derek Cox (21) runs onto the field during player introductions before a game against the Tennessee Titans at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Fernando Medina-USA TODAY Sports

San Diego Chargers Sign Derek Cox


It is approaching midnight on the East coast, but teams on the West coast are three hours behind and are using the extra time to get deals done before the end of day two of free agency.

One team that made a final push and made a deal from their late work is the San Diego Chargers. According to the San Diego Union-Tribune, the Chargers have agreed to terms with free agent cornerback Derek Cox.

Cox and the Chargeres agreed to a three-year deal. Financial terms will not disclosed.

It is no surprise that Cox comes off the market shortly after Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Jerraud Powers got deals earlier in the night. San Diego was interested in Powers, but just missed out when he chose the Arizona Cardinals.

The cornerback market is starting to set itself and the Chargers wanted to jump in the mix. The Washington Redskins were also in the mix for Cox’s services.

Cox, a former third-round pick, has 12 interceptions in his career.

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Tags: Derek Cox NFL Free Agency San Diego Chargers

  • e money

    I like this pick up.. I think its safe to say Telesco knows what hes doing

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100004077274220 Juanito Smith

    ok I know that the Raiders and Chargers kinda suck right now, but the ‘hawks and 49ers are legit superbowl contenders…so how exactly is the west 3 **YEARS** behind the East??? :P I’d say the 49ers and even Broncos are lightyears ahead of most teams East or West! :p

  • swift

    What’s funny is you talking sh!t about the west and you don’t even have the proper information about the deal.

    • http://www.facebook.com/joshnsanchez Josh Sanchez

      It’s what happens when you are writing non-stop for the past 48 hours and sleep deprived at midnight. Meant three hours. Harmless typo, not sparking a coast war