Perrish Cox waived one day after signing with Seahawks

Oct. 29, 2012; Glendale, AZ, USA; San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox against the Arizona Cardinals at University of Phoenix Stadium. The 49ers defeated the Cardinals 24-3. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Yes, you read that right.

On Wednesday, the Seahawks announced that they released corner back Perrish Cox, just one day after signing him, this according to Gregg Rosenthal at NFL.com.

Cox, tweeted this after being released:

So, he won’t say, but regardless, he is once again out of a job.

To take his place, Seattle promoted DeShawn Shead from the practice squad to the 53-man roster.

Shead, 25, is in his second season out of Portland State. He is listed at 6-foot-2, 220 pounds. The defensive back does not have a tackle in his NFL career, but has much potential after a great career in college.

According to The News Tribune:

Shead was a playmaker at Portland State. A four-year starter for the Vikings, Shead finished his college career with 11 interceptions, 211 tackles, five fumble recoveries, four forced fumbles and 29 pass deflections in 44 career games. After three years at cornerback, Shead played safety his senior season at Portland State.

It can now be expected that either Byron Maxwell or Jeremy Lane will get the nod to start opposite Richard Sherman against the New Orleans Saints on Monday Night Football.

This year, Maxwell has 17 tackles in 11 games, including a forced fumble and a fumble recovery. Lane has played in 10 games and has recorded seven tackles.

Topics: Seahawks, Seattle Seahawks

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  • KloverJane

    Underwhelming. Should have signed Marcus Trufant.

    • Hawkman54

      No way – Marcus has been toast for three years now!!!!!

      • skeletony

        Exactly. He was not a great CB in his prime (but he was solid) but he became a liability in his later years. Too slow and too small for what the Hawks are trying to do.

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