ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — The Denver Broncos on Wednesday signed safety Curome Cox to their practice squad, Head Coach Mike Shanahan announced.
Cox (6-1, 199 pounds) is a first-year player who was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday after making one special-teams tackle for the team in his NFL debut at Jacksonville on Sunday. He was on Denver's practice squad for the first four weeks of the season before he was signed to its active roster on Saturday.
The 24-year-old spent the final six weeks of the 2004 season on Denver's practice squad after signing with the team on Dec. 1. He entered the NFL with Atlanta in 2004 as an undrafted free agent but was waived by the Falcons at the end of training camp and was out of football until signing with the Broncos.
Cox started 45 games in four seasons at the University of Maryland, totaling 165 tackles (129 solo), 10 interceptions and two sacks. He secured honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference recognition as a senior after finishing the year with 40 tackles and tying a career high with three interceptions.
At Gonzaga College High School in Washington, D.C., Cox was a USA Today honorable mention All-America defensive back as well as a first-team all-conference selection.
Curome Cox was born Feb. 28, 1981, in Washington, D.C.
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