The Seattle Seahawks announced that they have re-signed cornerback Kennard Cox for the 2011 season.
Cox (6-0, 192) joined the Seahawks last April, totaling 10 tackles, including three on special teams, and two passes defensed in 11 games. Cox also recovered a fumble and blocked a punt.
A seventh-round pick (251st overall) out of Pittsburgh by the Buffalo Bills in 2008, Cox was waived by the Bills at the end of his first training camp. After spending half of his rookie season on the Green Bay Packers practice squad, Cox was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars' 53-man roster.
Cox appeared in six games over two seasons for the Jaguars, shuffling between the active roster and practice squad. Jacksonville did not offer him a contract for the 2010 season.
Cox was scheduled to be an exclusive rights free agent this off-season, and will earn $555,000 in base salary.