Derek Cox out in San Diego as well

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The Chargers got the ball rolling on their offseason moves last week by re-signing linebacker Donald Butler and they’re continuing this week by paring some veterans from the roster.

Fullback Le’Ron McClain has been released and he’ll be joined on the street by cornerback Derek Cox. Michael Gehlken of U-T San Diego reports that the team has informed Cox that he’ll be released as the team gets its house in order for free agency.

Cox signed a four-year, $20 million deal with the Chargers before last season, but played poorly and tumbled down the depth chart as the season progressed. His release has a lot to do with that performance because paring him from the roster will create $3.9 million in dead money. It does save the Chargers from paying Cox $4.25 million in base salary this season.

Cox’s failure to meet expectations will force the Chargers to look for help at corner again this offseason. Shareece Wright, Steve Williams, Johnny Patrick and Crezdon Butler make up the group of corners currently on the roster.

7 responses to “Derek Cox out in San Diego as well

  1. Anyone with any football knowledge at all knew he couldn’t play at the level expected with that signing. Why is it that GM’s don’t know this and squander cap dollars?

    Being a GM is equivalent to being a weather man. Wrong half the time and rarely held accountable for it.

  2. Something I’d like to see!!

    Rd 1- K. Van Noy Olb
    Rd2- D. Buchanon S
    Rd3- Jean Baptiste or Desir. Cb
    Rd4- W. Sutton. NT
    Rd5-Phillip Gaines or Ej. Gaines. Cb
    Rd6-D. Dozier G/T
    Rd7- K. Norwood. Wr.

    Get it done Telesco!!

  3. We haven’t seen what Steve Williams can do just yet because he tore a muscle last year and was on IR so kinda want to see what he can do. They do need to get more depth on that position though.

  4. Before it is all said and done, I just think that as Charger fans we are going to see a lot more changes before draft day and there is a very good chance that even on draft day,of there being trades going on before or even after the draft. What I am watching with some interest,(is what and who ) is done on the F A market by the Chargers between now and the start of the reg. season. The Draft could also prove to be very interesting before it is over with, right ?

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