The San Francisco 49ers announced Tuesday that they have signed cornerback Perrish Cox to a two-year contract.
Obviously unafraid to take fliers on players with major character concerns, the Niners are signing Cox just under two weeks after he was acquitted of rape charges. Cox was also red flagged by NFL teams coming out of Oklahoma State in 2009. Considered a first-round talent, Cox was banned from the school’s Pro Day and had to schedule his own personal workout.
He fell to the fifth round.
Cox did start nine games as a rookie in Denver.
The Niners likely gave Cox minimum salaries in both seasons, and just like any “camp body,” he’ll have to earn a roster spot in training camp. Ultimately, it’s a high-upside, low-risk move.