Vikings sign Cox, Simpson 14 Mar 14

The Minnesota Vikings have announced the following roster move:

 

Signed

PLAYER                      POS.                 EXP.                  COLLEGE

Derek Cox………………….. CB………………….. 6………. William & Mary

 

 

Derek Cox joins the Minnesota Vikings as an unrestricted free agent after spending the 2013 season with the San Diego Chargers. Cox, a 3rd-round pick (73rd overall) by Jacksonville in 2009, has started 53-of-63 games he has appeared in. In 16 games during the 2013 season, Cox recorded 34 tackles, 1 interception and 7 passes defensed. In the first 6 years of his NFL career, he intercepted 4 passes in 3 different seasons (2009, 2010, 2012). A graduate of William & Mary, Cox has recorded 204 tackles, 13 interceptions and 39 passes defensed.

 

Re-signed

PLAYER                      POS.                 EXP.                  COLLEGE

Jerome Simpson………… WR………………….. 7…….. Coastal Carolina

 

 

Jerome Simpson originally signed with the Vikings as a free agent on April 26, 2012. Simpson, a 2nd-round pick (46th overall) by Cincinnati in 2008, ranked 2nd on the Vikings with a career-best 726 yards and 48 receptions. In his two seasons with the Vikings, Simpson has started 18-of-28 games he has appeared in recording 74 catches for 1,000 yards. The 2013 season-opener at Detroit saw Simpson have his best game as Viking, hauling in 7 catches for 140 yards. Simpson finished the 2013 season with 2 games of 100-yards receiving, totaling 7 in his career. In his 57 appearances during his 6-year NFL career, Simpson has 145 receptions for 2,004 yards and 8 touchdowns.