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Chargers vs. Jaguars 2013: Derek Cox returns to EverBank

A lot of Jaguars fans were upset at letting Derek Cox walk in free agency, but so far it appears they've made the right decision.

Kevork Djansezian

When the Jacksonville Jaguars decided to begin rebuilding, there were a few players on the roster that fans wanted the team to keep. One of those players was cornerback Derek Cox, who the Jaguars decided to let walk in free agency. Cox ended up signing a four-year, $20 million deal with $10.5 million guaranteed with the San Diego Chargers.

The loss was met with a lot of hand wringing, but after six games in the season there are Chargers fans questioning if Cox was worth the money.

On the season so far, according to Pro Football Focus, Cox is the Chargers worst graded full-time corner and picked up his first interception of the season on Monday Night Football against the Indianapolis Colts, to seal the game.

Oddly enough, the Jaguars secondary might be their strongest unit on the football team. Waiver-claim Will Blackmon has been their best corner on the season, making plays left and right. Alan Ball was picked up off the scrap heap and has played well. Even before his injury, rookie corner Dwayne Gratz was showing a lot of promise as has rookie corner Demetrius McCray in spot duty.

For a lot of the preseason and training camp, fans were concerned about the secondary and not bringing back Derek Cox, but so far through six games in the season it looks to be the smart move.

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