Cox suffered an ankle injury just under a week ago and was originally given a two-week timetable for a return. He's now shooting for a preseason finale return on Sep. 1, which would give him ample time for a full recovery. Previous reports indicated he was on track for a starting cornerback gig prior to the injury, so it appears he'll have just one preseason game to prove his worth on the No. 1 defense.
The injury does not come at an ideal time for Cox, as he is currently trying to win the starting cornerback gig opposite Jason McCourty. That being said, a twisted ankle is not a serious injury, and Cox will still have one or two preseason games to prove that he deserves a spot on the first team. Expect Antwon Blake, Curtis Riley, and Blidi Wreh-Wilson to pick up minutes in Cox's absence.
Cox is currently leading the battle for the starting outside cornerback gig, according to head coach Mike Mularkey.
Cox, a six-year veteran, is competing with Antwon Blake, Curtis Riley, and Blidi Wreh-Wilson, among others, for the starting cornerback job across the field from Jason McCourty. However, with a month left until the season gets underway, there is still plenty of time for other corners to make an impact as nothing is set in stone.
Cox was held out of Monday's scrimmage with a groin strain, Terry McCormick of TitanInsider.com reports.
It remains unclear just how severe the injury is, but the Titans were undoubtedly playing it safe by having the six-year veteran stay clear of the scrimmage field. Cox is coming off a 2015 season where he recorded 30 tackles and one interception over 13 games.
Perrish Cox (hamstring) is listed as active for Thursday's game against the Jaguars.
With Jason McCourty on IR and and Blidi Wreh-Wilson ruled out this week, Cox -- who has 12 tackles and a pick in six games to date -- is in line to work at cornerback opposite Coty Sensabaugh in his return to action Thursday.
|P4||9/1/16||@ MIA||7:00 pm|
|2||9/18/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
|4||10/2/16||@ HOU||1:00 pm|
|5||10/9/16||@ MIA||1:00 pm|
|9||11/6/16||@ SD||4:25 pm|
|11||11/20/16||@ IND||1:00 pm|
|12||11/27/16||@ CHI||1:00 pm|
|Bye: Week 13|
|15||12/18/16||@ KC||1:00 pm|
|16||12/24/16||@ JAC||1:00 pm|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||20||17.0||3||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||2|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||9||2||2.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||53||49.0||4||0||5||12||2.4||10||0||16|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||9||3||82||27.3||30||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||2||60||30.0||57||0||1|
|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||9||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||10||1||35||3.5||9||0||0|
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|2012||San Francisco 49ers||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||San Francisco 49ers||9||1||1||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2014||San Francisco 49ers||15||1||1||0||0||2||0||2||0|