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Michael Cox | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 11/14/1989
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 222
College: Massachusetts
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Giants waived RB Michael Cox.
Cox notched four carries last season before landing on injured reserve with a broken leg. He may not be back to full health after going down in November. A 2013 seventh-rounder, Cox has averaged a measly 2.9 yards on 26 career carries. Apr 27 - 2:35 PM

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Giants placed RB Michael Cox on injured reserve with a fractured leg, ending his season.

Cox broke his leg in garbage time of last week's loss to the Seahawks when he was hit low by CB Jeremy Lane. It's possible he's also dealing with some knee damage. A seventh-round pick out of Massachusetts last year, Cox has 76 yards on 26 carries through two seasons. He also returned kicks. The Giants have signed undrafted rookie RB Orleans Darkwa to take Cox's place.
Wed, Nov 12, 2014 10:06:00 AM

Giants RB Michael Cox fractured the lower part of his left leg in Sunday's Week 10 loss at Seattle.

Cox took a low, hard hit from Seahawks CB Jeremy Lane in garbage time. Considering how bad it looked, he'll be lucky to emerge with just a leg fracture and no ligament damage in his knee. With Peyton Hillis concussed and Rashad Jennings (knee) in doubt, the Giants are going to have to find a running back on the street this week.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 09:18:00 PM

Giants RB Michael Cox left Sunday's Week 10 loss at Seattle with a lower-leg injury.

In garbage time of the fourth quarter, Cox caught a swing pass and got wrecked down low by Seattle CB Jeremy Lane. His leg bent very awkwardly. Cox was filling in as the pass-down back with Peyton Hillis concussed and Rashad Jennings (knee) inactive.
Sun, Nov 9, 2014 07:12:00 PM

Giants signed RB Michael Cox off their practice squad.

A seventh-round pick in last year's draft, Cox is getting the call with Rashad Jennings sidelined by a sprained MCL. He'll be the No. 3 running back behind Andre Williams and Peyton Hillis for the next couple weeks.
Mon, Oct 6, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Giants signed RB Michael Cox to their practice squad.

A seventh-round pick in the 2013 draft, Cox will act as insurance behind rostered RBs Rashad Jennings, Andre Williams, and Peyton Hillis.
Sun, Aug 31, 2014 03:02:00 PM

Giants waived or released RB Michael Cox, DE Jordan Stanton, RB Kendall Gaskins, DB Thomas Gordon, WR Julian Talley, OL Roger Gaines, DB Chandler Fenner, OL Mark Asper and LB Terrell Manning.

Cox got more opportunities than he deserved last season thanks to all the injuries in the Giants' backfield. He ended up with 22 carries for 43 yards and no touchdowns. The Giants have decided to keep Peyton Hillis as their No. 3 running back behind Rashad Jennings and Andre Williams.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 03:47:00 PM

Michael Cox rushed nine times for 19 yards and caught one pass for 11 yards in Sunday's Week 8 win at Philadelphia.

Cox got the nominal start, but he played far behind Peyton Hillis once again. It's a surefire sign that Cox won't have a role when the Giants come out of their bye. Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) and Andre Brown (leg) should both be back.
Sun, Oct 27, 2013 04:54:00 PM

Michael Cox rushed for 23 yards on 11 carries in Monday night's Week 7 win over the Vikings.

Cox caught two passes for one yard. Peyton Hillis got the start in the Giants' backfield, but Cox received the first carry on the second play and rushed six times total for 22 yards on the opening drive. He was a non-factor thereafter. Cox dances way too much and doesn't get up field. He has a lot of work to do as a runner. Cox likely won't be a factor in the backfield again this season. Brandon Jacobs (hamstring) will look to return next week against the Eagles. Even if he can't, Hillis will see the bulk of the action.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:30:00 AM

The Giants are expected to start rookie Michael Cox on Monday Night Football against the Vikings.

The NY Daily News cautions that Peyton Hills and Cox "will both play a lot, though," despite the fact that Hillis was signed off the street just five days ago. Hillis did spend training camp with the Buccaneers, whose offensive coordinator is ex-Giants QBs coach Mike Sullivan. So he's got an idea of the offense, and will probably be New York's primary pass-protection back against the Vikings. Cox offers more upside because he's got more juice as a runner and flashed big-play ability in the preseason on receptions and on kickoff returns.
Mon, Oct 21, 2013 05:59:00 PM

Giants rookie RB Michael Cox says the coaching staff has informed him he will play in Week 7 against the Vikings.

Cox is worth grabbing in 14- and 16-team leagues, and should've been rostered in all Dynasty settings weeks ago. He flashed plus burst and lateral movement in the preseason. Still, don't expect a significant Week 7 workload. "There are some things that I think right now we feel good about," coach Tom Coughlin said regarding Cox. "There are other things not so [good]." The Giants don't know yet whether Cox can adequately protect Eli Manning.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 05:10:00 PM

Michael Cox was the only Giants running back practicing Monday.

The Giants played the Thursday night game in Week 6, so they held a light workout Monday. David Wilson (neck) was getting a second opinion, Da'Rel Scott (hamstring) is out multiple weeks, Andre Brown (leg) isn't eligible to play until Week 10 and Brandon Jacobs (quad) took the day off after his fluky eruption against the Bears. The Giants don't think Cox is ready to play, but they might be forced into using him as a change-of-pace back behind Jacobs in Week 7.
Mon, Oct 14, 2013 11:03:00 AM

Coach Tom Coughlin said rookie RB Michael Cox still has some more learning to do.

Coughlin seems to be suggesting that Cox's role won't grow in the wake of Da'Rel Scott's release. It's another fantastic sign for the potential usage of David Wilson in Sunday's game against the Eagles. Wilson should set a season-high in snaps.
Wed, Oct 2, 2013 11:29:00 AM

Giants declared RB Michael Cox, CB Corey Webster, T David Diehl, TE Adrien Robinson, OL Brandon Mosley, QB Ryan Nassib, and DT Johnathan Hankins inactive for Week 3 at Carolina.

There are no surprises here. Cox is the Giants' No. 4 tailback behind David Wilson, Brandon Jacobs, and Da'Rel Scott.
Sun, Sep 22, 2013 11:54:00 AM

Giants declared RB Michael Cox, QB Ryan Nassib, G Brandon Mosley, RT David Diehl, TE Adrien Robinson, DT Johnathan Hankins, and LB Allen Bradford inactive for Week 2 against the Broncos.

Cox is now No. 4 on the depth chart after Brandon Jacobs' signing. Diehl is still out with a bum thumb. Robinson has a foot injury.
Sun, Sep 15, 2013 02:54:00 PM

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