Ravens cut veteran CB Derek Cox

In the past two weeks, Derek Cox has been cut by the Vikings and Ravens. (USATSI)
In the past two weeks, Derek Cox has been cut by the Vikings and Ravens. (USATSI)

If you need an idea of how rough life in the NFL can be, just ask Derek Cox. The veteran cornerback was cut by the Ravens on Saturday, marking the third time in two weeks that Cox has been cut by a team. 

The 27-year-old opened training camp in Minnesota, but was cut by the Vikings on Aug. 25 when they trimmed their roster down from 90 to 75 players. Cox then signed with Ravens on Aug. 27, but only lasted with the team for three days before being released on Aug. 30 during final cuts. 

The Ravens then re-signed Cox this week and that was likely because the team wasn't sure if Lardarius Webb would be available for Baltimore's season opener against Cincinnati. Webb missed the entire preseason with a back injury, but he was a full participant in practice this week.

The release of Cox likely means the Ravens feel good about Webb's chances of playing on Sunday. Webb has officially been listed as questionable for the game. 

If Webb were to play and re-aggravate the injury, that would leave the Ravens with a depth problem in the secondary. The team will go into Sunday's game with only three other active corners on the roster in Jimmy SmithAsa Jackson and Chykie Brown.

The Bengals made a move of their own on Saturday, promoting Onterio McCalebb from the practice squad to the active roster. The Bengals have converted the former Auburn running back to a cornerback. 

CBS Sports Writer

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