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Report: Derek Cox back with Ravens

Derek Cox, Kenny Britt AP

When cornerback Derek Cox was released by the Ravens over the weekend, word was that the team would be bringing him back to the active roster in time for the first week of the regular season.

It looks like that move has come to pass. Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun reports that Cox has re-signed with the team on a one-year deal under the NFL’s minimum salary benefits provision that will have him count $570,000 against the cap while being paid $730,000.

Wilson reports that Cox drew interest from an AFC South team in the last couple of days, but opted to return to the team that signed him shortly after he was released by the Vikings earlier this summer.

With Lardarius Webb, Jimmy Smith and Asa Jackson back at practice this week, the Ravens should be at full strength at corner for the season opener against the Bengals. How much time that will leave for Cox is up in the air, but the Ravens probably wouldn’t be bringing him back if they didn’t have a role in mind for him.

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15 Responses to “Report: Derek Cox back with Ravens”
  1. freerayray52 says: Sep 2, 2014 10:47 AM

    who did they drop?

  2. crownofthehelmet says: Sep 2, 2014 10:49 AM

    bring him in, release him, bring him back… the front office’s decision-making wavers as much as a Flacco spiral.

  3. southpaw2k says: Sep 2, 2014 10:56 AM

    Oh yeah crown, it’s not like any other team does stuff like this at all.

    Nope, not any kind of regular business across the league.

  4. swagger52 says: Sep 2, 2014 11:00 AM

    The pundits/experts don’t follow the Ravens, but the NFL players do. The Ravens always find veterans that want to play for a winner: Corey Graham, Ihedigobo, etc. The Ravens always get the Media Sleeper discount on very good players.

    The National Media they always predict Pittsburgh, but that isn’t the way the free agents see it.

  5. burfict's wrath says: Sep 2, 2014 11:02 AM

    None of those guys can cover AJ.

  6. Bull Rush says: Sep 2, 2014 11:02 AM

    Funny you talk about decision making when the Steelers claimed off waivers a corner back dropped by a team that is the most desperate for corner help – the Cowboys. I guess that makes the Cowboys no longer the most desperate team in need 0f corner back help.

  7. clipper522 says: Sep 2, 2014 11:04 AM

    With the depth the Ravens have at WR, don’t be surprised if they work out a trade for a CB. They have the cap room to bring in a talented nickle back.

  8. Bull Rush says: Sep 2, 2014 11:06 AM

    We don’t know yet but I have a feeling Aiken is the one to go. No where else did they retain as much depth as WR.

  9. The Steelers are Marching and the world cowers. The three rivers were made from your tears and we build boats. We build lots of boats. We walk beside pristine trophy cases and engraved gold. They say it's lonely at the top, but we sure like the view. says: Sep 2, 2014 11:14 AM

    Yeah, this should put them over the top. LOL

  10. hakunamangata says: Sep 2, 2014 11:20 AM

    burfict’s wrath says: Sep 2, 2014 11:02 AM

    None of those guys can cover AJ.

    We’ll see on Sunday. I just wouldn’t poke the bear if I were you Bengal fans…

  11. burndownhottopic says: Sep 2, 2014 11:22 AM

    Jimmy Smith shut AJ Green down twice last year. Jimmy is the real deal at CB. In fact he shut down Green twice, Antonio Brown, Josh Gordon twice, Calvin Johnson was a nonfactor in the game against Detroit. He picked Aaron Rodgers. Oh and his first career pick was against Dandy Dalton. Gonna be a long day for the Red Rocket on 9/7

  12. kepdogg23 says: Sep 2, 2014 12:01 PM

    AJ Green had 8 catches for 151 and a TD against the Ravens in Baltimore last year. How did Jimmy Smith shut him down twice?

  13. warotto9 says: Sep 2, 2014 12:16 PM

    To be fair, 51 YDS of that came on a hail mary at the end of the game when Smith wasn’t covering him. So he had 7 catches for 100 and no touchdowns before that. That’s much better, though not shutting him down. I don’t know how many of those yards Smith was covering him for.

  14. guitarkevin says: Sep 2, 2014 12:17 PM

    Hey Bengals fans,
    You guys have loads of talent on your team, we get it. You guys have taken the AFCN title a couples times recently as well.
    But SHUT YOUR PIE HOLES when it comes to smack talking against anybody until you win in the post season.

    Unless you want to talk smack about being ONE AND DONE!

  15. burfict's wrath says: Sep 2, 2014 12:21 PM

    Just friendly chatter. As fans of teams in the AFCN, we all know that games are almost always close, and are always really physical battles. I sure like our team this year though… happy football fellas!!!!

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