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Seahawks drop Perrish Cox a day after signing him

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Hopefully cornerback Perrish Cox rented instead of buying in Seattle. 

The Seahawks signed Cox on Tuesday after he worked out for the team in the wake of Walter Thurmond’s four-game suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy. With Thurmond out and Brandon Browner injured (and appealing a suspension of his own), it seemed Cox would be part of the team’s plan to deal with their thin ranks on the corner. 

Call it buyer’s remorse or something else, but Cox won’t be part of that plan. The NFL’s daily transaction report brings word that the Seahawks waived Cox on Wednesday, which makes for about as short a stay that any player could have with a team. 

The Seahawks have promoted defensive back DeShawn Shead from the practice squad to take Cox’s place on the roster. Shead has spent the last two seasons in the organization, spending most of his time on the practice squad. 

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28 Responses to “Seahawks drop Perrish Cox a day after signing him”
  1. gsiggins says: Nov 27, 2013 5:07 PM

    His interrogation must not have gone very well.

  2. seatownballers says: Nov 27, 2013 5:08 PM

    That was quick.

  3. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 27, 2013 5:09 PM

    Well that last sentence you wrote is what I’m guess-calling it. Maybe somebody didn’t like the decision to pull Cox off the streets when this guy has already put in 2 years with the club and is chomping at the bit while doing all the right things.

    My guess is this isn’t a football decision so much as a policy-branding decision on second thought.

  4. steelersaregodsteam says: Nov 27, 2013 5:15 PM

    He didn’t have enough adderall in his system.

  5. 12thmanseattle says: Nov 27, 2013 5:16 PM

    What am i gonna do with my Perrish cox seahawks jersey now!?- Said nobody

  6. pencilmonkeymagic says: Nov 27, 2013 5:17 PM

    He lasted longer than some!

  7. vaphinfan says: Nov 27, 2013 5:20 PM

    He must had refused to take PEDs.

  8. tiburon97 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:27 PM

    This could mean Antoine Winfield is closer to signing or one of the appeals will be successful

  9. dukeearl says: Nov 27, 2013 5:32 PM

    Perrish, you aren’t yet in the Matt Flynn paycheck range… but good job getting money for nothing.

  10. patsfan13 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:32 PM

    I hope they at least re-imbersed him for travel fare.

  11. kazuhank says: Nov 27, 2013 5:41 PM

    Always compete!

  12. seaeagle707 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:51 PM

    They discovered that he still had Jim Harbaugh’s phone number on his SmartPhone.

  13. slugbaitspace says: Nov 27, 2013 5:51 PM

    This kind of thing doesn’t usually happen before seeing a guy on the practice field with the rest of the team. Or did they..?

    I’m thinking there’s maybe a handshake deal with Winfield: they just need to get him to town and get the papers signed before making a formal announcement.

  14. osiris33 says: Nov 27, 2013 5:56 PM

    A) Shead is better than Cox.

    B) Brandon Browner’s appeal hearing must have gone VERY well.

  15. assuredmutualdestruction says: Nov 27, 2013 5:59 PM

    Didn’t want frisco’s trash anyway. Browner will probably get his suspension dropped to 4 games, that’s my guess.

  16. mubbcsoc says: Nov 27, 2013 6:08 PM

    Just wanted to milk him for some SF info. Same reason Seattle signs every other cut 49er.

  17. chawk12thman says: Nov 27, 2013 6:29 PM

    Must be more to this……

  18. kylexitron says: Nov 27, 2013 6:59 PM

    Either Shead came up and practiced with the 1s and impressed, or Browner’s hearing went well for him. I’m assuming its Shead looking good. Browner is still hurt even if he miraculously beat his suspension.

  19. osoviejo says: Nov 27, 2013 7:08 PM

    The Seahawks expect that Browner will win his appeal. That’s my call.

  20. dbp29 says: Nov 27, 2013 7:44 PM

    The rumor on Seattle sports radio is that Browner will win his appeal and his suspension reduced to 4 or 6 games.

    Still waiting to see how this plays out.

  21. itsdaweasel says: Nov 27, 2013 9:42 PM

    He must have just said “NO” to drugs. Obviously he didn’t fit in with the Seahawk way.

  22. itsdaweasel says: Nov 27, 2013 9:43 PM

    He must have said “NO” to drugs so they let him go.

  23. pacificnw7722 says: Nov 27, 2013 9:45 PM

    He was hitting on a Sea Gal……………..

  24. tiger7575 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:12 PM

    Peter the Cheater has such high standards.

  25. ragingmouse says: Nov 27, 2013 10:14 PM

    Some would say, he suddenly perished …

    ( pa da pa tissss)

  26. gohawks8 says: Nov 27, 2013 10:43 PM

    I think the rule is unfair and Browner has a good chance of winnning appeal or in court.

    That being said, smoking weed is stupid and as Tate said, selfish. I hope Browner grow up a bit – but I am in favor of giving him a 2nd chance (last year he’s caught having PED which is different from weed)

  27. chipbeastkelly says: Nov 28, 2013 5:55 AM

    He took a drug test and passed.

  28. fwbrodie says: Nov 28, 2013 9:41 AM

    Good for Shead.

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