Cox has served as a backup defensive lineman for the Panthers through his first-two seasons, totaling 16 tackles and a fumble recovery across 18 games in that span. He'll figure to operate as a depth lineman and special teams player once again in 2019.
Cox has appeared in 18 games for Carolina over the past two seasons and has flashed potential despite producing just 16 total tackles without any sacks to date. He'll be in the mix to, at least, compete for the snaps vacated by the recently retired Julius Peppers.
Cox received a promotion to the active roster last September, making six tackles (four solo) and recovering a fumble in his seven appearances during 2017. He likely enters camp this year on a bit more stable ground for a roster spot but will still need to prove himself to remain part of the mix.
Cox was helped off the field during Thursday's minicamp practice after sustaining a left knee injury, Joe Person of The Charlotte Observer reports.
The Panthers likely won't have a clear idea regarding the extent of Cox's injury until he's sent in for further evaluation. The 23-year-old appeared in seven games as an undrafted rookie in 2017, logging six tackles and a fumble recovery.
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