The Seattle Seahawks picked up cornerback Perrish Cox yesterday. The Seattle Seahawks waived cornerback Perrish Cox today.
Seattle released Cox today and promptly promoted DeShawn Shead from the practice squad to the 53-man roster, according to Bob Condotta at the Seattle Times.
The Seahawks developed a recent need for bodies in their defensive backfield after the well-publicized suspensions of Walter Thurmond III – 4 games – and Brandon Browner – possibly for a year.
Cox tweeted about his release earlier, at least I think.
Seattle will need Shead to fill in until at least December 23rd – the date Thurmond should be eligible to return. From a report from Nick Eaton at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer:
The team also announced that corner Walter Thurmond has been officially suspended by the NFL for four games, making him unavailable for Monday night’s big game against the New Orleans Saints at CenturyLink Field. Thurmond will be able to return to the Seahawks on Dec. 23, after Seattle’s game against the Arizona Cardinals, for Seattle’s final regular-season contest and the playoffs. [Seattle Post-Intelligencer]
Several outlets have reported that the Seahawks are interested in bringing in veteran defensive back Antoine Winfield. No word yet on if the Cox release might signal a deal is imminent.