Derek Cox DB MIN 4 Months

Vikings signed CB Derek Cox, formerly of the Chargers, to a one-year contract.

Derek Cox DB MIN 5 Months

Chargers released CB Derek Cox.

Cox inked a four-year, $20 million contract on the second day of free agency last year and received $10.25 million guaranteed for one season of utterly mediocre play. The Chargers save $4.25 million in cash but are eating $3.9 million in dead money against the cap. The move clears just $1.65 million in cap space. Cox was benched multiple times last season. He was deemed expendable for a team that really needs corner help. Cox is still just 27 years old.

Derek Cox DB MIN 6 Months

CB Derek Cox is not expected to return to the Chargers in 2014.

Cox was perhaps the biggest bust of 2013 free agency. He landed a four-year, $20 million from the Chargers and proceeded to grade out as one of the league's worst corners and got benched in favor of street pickups like Crezdon Butler repeatedly. Giving up on Cox before the new year would save $4.5 million in cash and up to $2.6 million against the 2014 cap, but it would create $3.9 million in total dead money.

Derek Cox DB MIN 8 Months

Chargers CB Derek Cox was benched yet again in Sunday's Week 12 win at Kansas City.

It's the third time in four games Cox has been benched. On Sunday, he gave up a 32-yard touchdown to Donnie Avery and then another 36-yard gain to Avery. Cox, who signed a four-year, $20 million deal in free agency, didn't play a snap in the second half. Even when Shareece Wright went down with an injury in the second half, the coaches turned to Crezdon Butler instead of Cox.

Derek Cox DB MIN 8 Months

Charges CB Derek Cox was benched three plays into Sunday's loss to the Broncos.

Last week, Cox was benched in the third quarter. This week, the Chargers wasted no time after he couldn't get off a block and slow down Julius Thomas on a 74-yard touchdown catch. Cox, who signed a four-year, $20 million deal in March, has graded out as one of the worst corners in the league this year. Richard Marshall is his backup.

Derek Cox DB MIN 9 Months

The Chargers benched CB Derek Cox during their Week 9 loss to Washington.

Cox has been a major bust since signing a four-year, $20 million deal in the offseason. He's one of the primary reasons San Diego's pass defense has been so porous. "We made a decision to put someone else in," coach Mike McCoy explained. "We'll do whatever we think is best to make the team win."

Derek Cox DB MIN Mar 13 '13

Chargers signed CB Derek Cox, formerly of the Jaguars, to a three-year contract.

One of the better young cover corners in football, Cox signed with the Bolts before making a scheduled trip to New Orleans. He was drawing interest from all around the league. Cox has picked off four passes in three of his first four NFL campaigns, but has also missed three or more games each of the past three seasons. He should specialize in press coverage in new DC DC John Pagano's system.

Derek Cox DB MIN Mar 13 '13

The Jaguars have dropped out of the running for free agent CB Derek Cox.

Cox may wind up deciding between the Saints and Chargers; he's visiting New Orleans on Wednesday and San Diego on Thursday. Cox, 26, is one of the better young corners on the market. He's likely eyeing a deal like Chris Houston's.

Derek Cox DB MIN Mar 12 '13

Free agent CB Derek Cox has lined up visits with the Saints and Chargers.

It's the first time he's been linked to the Saints. Cox is also expected to draw interest from the Redskins, and hasn't been ruled out in Jacksonville.

Derek Cox DB MIN Mar 12 '13

The Tampa Bay Times reports free agent CB Derek Cox is "almost a lock" to sign somewhere other than Tampa.

The Tampa Tribune reports the Bucs are "still kicking (Cox's) tires," but it sounds like he's heading elsewhere. The Redskins and Chargers are both expected to make runs at the Jaguar, while Jacksonville is still in the mix.