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Ravens Cut Cornerback Derek Cox


The Ravens have cut cornerback Derek Cox again.

The team parted ways with the six-year veteran Saturday morning, which is the second time he has been released in the last week. The Ravens initially cut him last Saturday during the cutdown to the 53-man roster, but then re-signed him Tuesday.

In a corresponding roster move, undrafted rookie running back FitzGerald Toussaint has been promoted to the active roster from the practice squad. Toussaint was signed to the practice squad after an impressive preseason where he rushed for 123 yards on 21 carries. He will provide depth behind running backs Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro.

The decision to cut Cox  could be seen as a positive sign about the status of top cornerback Lardarius Webb, who is listed as questionable for Sunday's opener with the Bengals because of a back injury. Webb missed the entire preseason with the injury, but was as full participant in practice this week.

Now the Ravens have just four true corners on the roster – Webb, Jimmy Smith, Asa Jackson and Chykie Brown.

Cox, 27, has been with the Chargers, Vikings and Ravens in the last year. The Vikings cut him when they trimmed the roster to 75 players, and then the Ravens picked him up before the final preseason game. He has plenty of starting experience in his career, so the team could decide to bring him back in the future if they get thin in the secondary.

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