A little more than a week after former Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox was acquitted of rape, he’s back in the NFL.
Cox signed with the San Francisco 49ers Tuesday afternoon after missing the entire 2011 season. He started in nine game for the Broncos his rookie year recording 59 tackles, 2 forced fumbles, and 14 pass deflections. He was cut by the team at the end of training camp after hearing that he would have to stand trial in an alleged rape case.
The 5th round draft pick out of Oklahoma State was considered a first-round talent, but he slipped down the draft board when he was banned from his school’s Pro Day. Cox insists that the off-the-field issues have stopped.
The 49ers also signed Randy Moss to the team. If there’s a coach who knows how to take those red flags and snap them into line, it’s Jim Harbaugh. There’s no room for error for those guys, but lots of room for growth under a team that blossomed to a Championship team last season.