Chargers have interest in Derek Cox and Jerraud Powers

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On Monday, there was a report that indicated the Buccaneers might be making a big push to sign cornerback Derek Cox right at the start of free agency.

They appear to have some competition. Michael Gehlken of the San Diego Union-Tribune reports that the Chargers have expressed interest in adding Cox to their secondary. With Antoine Cason and Quentin Jammer both expected to move on as free agents and, per Gehlken, Sean Smith too expensive for San Diego’s coffers, Cox has taken a spot on their wish list.

He’s joined there by Jerraud Powers, who is set to become a free agent after playing out his contract with the Colts. New Chargers General Manager Tom Telesco is familiar with Powers from his days working for the Colts and the reported interest indicates that he liked what he saw from a player who only played 42 games over the last four years because of injuries.

The Jaguars are still talking to Cox and the Colts are also interested in holding onto Powers, so the Chargers may need to expand their search if they can’t land either corner in the early part of free agency. It’s a deep group, which is good news for a Chargers team that’s got a lot of shopping to do on the corners.