Source: Giants working out Derek Cox today
The New York Giants are working out veteran cornerback Derek Cox today, according to a league source.
Cox was last with the Baltimore Ravens.
A former Pro Bowl alternate with the Jacksonville Jaguars, Cox was being pursued by the Tennessee Titans before he re-signed with the Ravens.
Cox has been cut four times this year, once by the San Diego Chargers one year after signing a four-year, $20 million contract, once by the Minnesota Vikings during the preseason roster cutdown to 75 players and twice by the Ravens.
Cox had three tackles and one pass deflection against the Saints.
Cox recorded 38 tackles and one interception last season for the Chargers in his lone season in San Diego. He was benched three times in San Diego and eventually lost his starting job to Richard Marshall.
The primary issue Cox had was struggling as a miscast slot cornerback in San Diego after having success outside with the Jacksonville Jaguars, who drafted him in the third round in 2009 out of William & Mary.
In five NFL seasons, Cox has 241 career tackles and 13 interceptions. He was a 2010 Pro Bowl alternate and in 2012 had a career-high 60 tackles with four interceptions and a forced fumble.
In his first NFL game in 2009, Cox intercepted a Peyton Manning pass and also recovered a fumble. He finished with 58 tackles and four interceptions as a rookie.
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Aaron Wilson covers the Ravens for The Baltimore Sun