It didn’t take long for the Seahawks to fill Walter Thurmond’s roster spot.
The cornerback’s suspension for violating the league’s substance abuse policy was officially announced on Tuesday afternoon and the Seahawks announced a short time later that they signed cornerback Perrish Cox to bring the roster back to 53 players. Adam Schefter of ESPN reported earlier on Tuesday that Cox was the team’s choice over Marcus Trufant, who worked out for them on Monday.
Cox was a fifth-round pick of the 2010 draft by the Broncos, but was released before the start of the 2011 season. Cox didn’t play that season as he faced charges of sexual assault, but signed with the 49ers in 2012 after being found not guilty of the charges. Cox was released by the 49ers a couple of weeks ago and worked out for the Seahawks last week as well.
The Seahawks have reportedly also shown interest in Antoine Winfield as they deal with Thurmond’s suspension and Brandon Browner’s injury. If Browner goes on injured reserve, they could add another corner ahead of Sunday’s date with the Saints.