UPDATE: The Ravens made the move official, announcing the signing and that receiver Jace Davis has been waived.
The Ravens have played most of the preseason without their starting three cornerbacks.
However, as coach John Harbaugh told reporters Tuesday, Lardarius Webb and JImmy Smith should resume practicing in some capacity next week. Asa Jackson's ankle injury is also a concern as there appears to be no timetable with him either.
Behind these three, it's been a mixed bag. Dominique Franks hasn't impressed and Chykie Brown doesn't seem ready to be a No. 3 cornerback. Therefore, the Ravens have kept an eye on the market. And with that in mind, the Ravens are set to bring in veteran cornerback Derek Cox, according to The Baltimore Sun's Aaron Wilson.
Ravens are signing veteran cornerback Derek Cox today, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 27, 2014
Derek Cox visited the Ravens yesterday and signs his contract today and will play against the Saints, according to a source— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 27, 2014
Derek Cox signed a one-year contract with the Ravens for $730,000, according to a source, cap is $570,000 on minimum salary benefit— Aaron Wilson (@RavensInsider) August 27, 2014
Cox was most recently with the Minnesota Vikings but was cut as the team trimmed its roster down to 75 players. He spent his first four seasons with the Jaguars before playing the 2013 year in San Diego. He has 241 total tackles, 13 interceptions and one forced fumble in his career.
By signing Cox, a corresponding roster move will need to be made by the Ravens. That will likely be announced later Wednesday.