Talks Between Bucs, Derek Cox Grow SeriousMarch 10th, 2013
If Bucs rock star general manager Mark Dominik talked to nobody but agents for NFL cornerbacks this past weekend, Joe would be content.
It seems there is at least one cornerback Dominik is getting serious about. While there have been reports Dominik has reached out to the representatives of Dolphins free agent Sean Smith, it seems the Bucs are doing their best to land another corner with Florida ties, Derek Cox of the Jags.
Woody Cummings of the Tampa Tribune Twittered out Sunday night that negotiations between Cox’s camp and the Bucs are heating up.
@RCummingsTBO: Bucs are continuing their pursuit of FA CB Derek Cox. He’s someone Bucs could sign out of the chute on Tuesday
Here’s something else to give Bucs fans a reason not to stay awake, despite people’s body clocks not yet used to Daylight Saving Time (Joe is a huge fan of Daylight Saving Time, and it should be the law of the land 12 months a year):
Appearing on WFLA-TV Channel 8 Sports Extra Sunday night, Cummings noted for every cornerback the Bucs sign in free agency or acquire in the draft, the odds of Eric Wright returning decrease.
In short, Cummings said the Bucs don’t want to come away “shutout” in their quest to land cornerbacks both in free agency and in the draft, and the only reason Wright is still employed by the Bucs is as an insurance policy.
If the Bucs sign two free agent corners, Cummings said, “there’s a real good chance” Bucs fans have seen the last of Wright wearing pewter and red.