Cox is expected to sign this week. He was to be a restricted free agent, but the 49ers didn’t tender him.
Cox bounced on and off the 49ers’ roster last season, but did play in the playoffs. He beat out veteran Eric Wright for playing time in the postseason. However, the 49ers signed Wright two weeks ago, indicating he is a bigger priority moving forward than Cox.
Cox, though, does lengthen the 49ers’ options at cornerback. Last week, we looked at where the position stands. So, Cox increased depth, at least, during training camp.
The 49ers will very likely use a high draft pick on a cornerback who will play a lot as a rookie.