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Derek Cox out in Baltimore, but he’s expected back

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The Ravens released cornerback Derek Cox on Saturday, but he may not be away from the team for long.

Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Cox, who signed in Baltimore after getting cut by the Vikings, is expected to re-sign with the team as soon as Sunday and described Saturday’s transaction as a procedural move. That would explain why the team kept only four corners on their initial 53-man roster. They kept seven wide receivers, so that may be another spot that’s changing.

The majority of the other moves announced by the Ravens on Saturday had either been reported previously (you can catch up with their moves and the moves of every other team on our roster tracker right here) or were also of the procedural variety. Running back Ray Rice and safety Will Hill were both placed on the suspended list as they will miss the first two and six games of the season respectively. Defensive tackle Terrance Cody was also moved to the regular season PUP list, which means he’ll miss at least the first six weeks of the season.

Baltimore also placed wide receiver Jeremy Butler on injured reserve and waived tackle Parker Graham.

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4 Responses to “Derek Cox out in Baltimore, but he’s expected back”
  1. damcmp says: Aug 30, 2014 4:45 PM

    Doesn’t he have clear waivers? if so it’s not a done deal

  2. ahostiletakeover says: Aug 30, 2014 5:25 PM

    This makes zero sense. The only “procedural” aspect I can conceive is trying to prevent his salary from being guaranteed as a veteran but that only works when he is not on the roster week 1. Why not just keep him and cut who you’re going to cut on Sunday?

  3. roarfrom384 says: Aug 30, 2014 6:07 PM

    He is a vested veteran. Which I believe means that he does not have to pass through waivers.

    Sounds like an agreement so that the ravens can keep a player on the roster to trade away. Linebacker? After the trade, sign Cox back to the roster. If he is on the roster for week one, I think his salary is guaranteed for the season.

  4. rayricespimphand says: Aug 30, 2014 6:13 PM

    Maybe they’re setting up a WR trade? Keeping 7 WR’s makes no sense, something is up.

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