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Michael Cox | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (25) / 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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PosRoleName
QB1B.J. Coleman
2Curtis Painter
3John Skelton
4David Carr
5Rex Grossman
6Vince Young
7Brady Quinn
8Kevin Kolb
9Caleb Hanie
10Josh Portis
11Jerrod Johnson
12Adam Weber
13Jordan Rodgers
14Chase Rettig
15Tommy Rees
16Brock Jensen
17Ryan Katz
18Colby Cameron
19Kyle Padron
20James Vandenberg
21Mike Hermann
22Nathan Stanley
23Dalton Williams
24Matt Brown
25Caleb TerBush
26Tim Jenkins
27Dayne Crist
28Brett Smith
29James Franklin
30Pat White
31John Parker Wilson
32Trent Edwards
33Pat Devlin
34Nate Enderle
35Nick Stephens
36Tyler Wilson
37Brendon Kay
38Logan Kilgore
39Kory Faulkner
40Collin Klein
41Rusty Smith
42Keith Price
43Alex Carder
RB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Beanie Wells
5Andre Brown
6Brandon Jackson
7D.J. Ware
8Chris Johnson
9Ryan Torain
10Jalen Parmele
11Peyton Hillis
12BenJarvus Green-Ellis
13Jamie Harper
14Chris Rainey
15Terrance Ganaway
16Alvester Alexander
17Jewel Hampton
18Zach Brown
19Ronnie Wingo
20Evan Royster
21Alex Green
22Brandon Saine
23Lance Ball
24Isaac Redman
25Ray Rice
26Mikel Leshoure
27Michael Bush
28D.J. Harper
29Tim Cornett
30Stephen Houston
31Derrick Strozier
32David Fluellen
33Roy Finch
34Tim Flanders
35Jordan Lynch
36Jordan Roberts
37Orwin Smith
38Kapri Bibbs
39Delone Carter
40Javarris James
41Josh Vaughan
42Darren Evans
43Armond Smith
44Anthony Allen
45Damien Berry
46Richard Murphy
47William Powell
48Deonte Williams
49Bradley Randle
50Quentin Hines
51De'Leon Eskridge
52Cierre Wood
53Stefphon Jefferson
GLB1Steven Jackson
2Michael Turner
3Pierre Thomas
4Chris Johnson
5Ryan Torain
6Beanie Wells
7Andre Brown
3RB1Pierre Thomas
2Chris Johnson
3Steven Jackson
4D.J. Ware
5Beanie Wells
6Andre Brown
FB1Lousaka Polite
2Vonta Leach
3Lawrence Vickers
4Le'Ron McClain
5Jacob Hester
6Tony Fiammetta
7Frank Summers
8Chris Pressley
9Brit Miller
10Will Ta'ufo'ou
11Bradie Ewing
12Collin Mooney
13Braden Wilson
14Zach Boren
15Lonnie Pryor
16Harvey Unga
17Owen Marecic
18Shaun Chapas
19Dorson Boyce
20Eric Kettani
21Quinn Johnson
22Owen Schmitt
23Brian Leonard
24Ben Bartholomew
25Ina Liaina
26Stephen Campbell
27J.C. Copeland
28Chad Young
29Kadeem Jones
30James Baker
31Maurice Hagens
32Karl Williams
33Chad Abram
34Alex Debniak
35Ryan Roberson
36Jonathan Amosa
37Rupert Bryan
38Cameron White
39Eddie Williams
40Jon Hoese
41Ben Guidugli
42Ryan D'Imperio
43Devonte Campbell
44Michael Zordich
45Jourdan Brooks
46Nate Eachus
47Brock Bolen
WR11Laurent Robinson
2Nate Burleson
3Jabar Gaffney
4Lance Moore
5Santonio Holmes
6Titus Young
7Darius Johnson
8Lamont Bryant
9Keenan Davis
10Taulib Ikharo
11Erik Lora
12Ryan Whalen
13Jamar Newsome
14Terrence Toliver
15Greg Childs
16Kevin Hardy
17Tim Benford
18Ben Obomanu
19Devery Henderson
20Richard Goodman
21Naaman Roosevelt
22Matt Willis
23Lavelle Hawkins
24Brett Swain
25Chaz Schilens
26Brian Robiskie
27Tiquan Underwood
28Charly Martin
29Marcus Jackson
30Lance Lewis
31Derek Moye
32Kamar Jorden
33Nicholas Johnson
34Johnathan Haggerty
35Chad Bumphis
36Sederrick Cunningham
37Zach Rogers
38Jordan White
39Chris Summers
40Dan Buckner
41Roy Roundtree
42Robby Toma
43Carlin Isles
44Emmanuel Arceneaux
45Erik Highsmith
46Tyrone Goard
47Sam McGuffie
48Mark Harrison
49Cole McKenzie
50Jamal Miles
51Rashad Evans
52T.J. Moe
53Jasper Collins
54Terrell Sinkfield
55Jheranie Boyd
56Eric Rogers
57Rashaad Carter
58Demetrius Fields
59Scott Pillar
60Chip Reeves
61Mike Davis
62Cody Hoffman
63Quintin Payton
64Wilson Van Hooser
65C.J. Goodwin
66Jon Baldwin
67Jeremy Ebert
68LaQuan Williams
69Diondre Borel
70Bert Reed
71Brandon Carswell
72Joseph Anderson
73Julius Pruitt
74Mardy Gilyard
75Chastin West
WR21James Jones
2Braylon Edwards
3Davone Bess
4Anthony Armstrong
5Kerry Meier
6David Nelson
7Greg Little
8Kris Durham
9A.J. Jenkins
10Aaron Mellette
11Robert Gill
12Eric Page
13Chris Givens
14Darius Hanks
15Kealoha Pilares
16Brandon Banks
17Drew Davis
18Raymond Radway
19Donald Jones
20Jordan Shipley
21Mohamed Massaquoi
22Earl Bennett
23Josh Cribbs
24Steve Breaston
25Micheal Spurlock
26Donte' Stallworth
27Michael Jenkins
28David Ball
29Devin Aromashodu
30Jarett Dillard
31Dezmon Briscoe
32Trindon Holliday
33David Reed
34Tim Toone
35Isaiah Williams
36David Douglas
37Dale Moss
38Brandon Collins
39Tray Session
40Jeff Fuller
41Duke Calhoun
42Kerry Taylor
43Lanear Sampson
44Alec Lemon
45Lamaar Thomas
46Dominique Croom
47Martel Moore
48Nicholas Edwards
49Charles Hawkins
50Alex Gillett
51Greg Hardin
52Lacoltan Bester
53Eric Ward
54Eric Thomas
55Jaz Reynolds
56Austin Franklin
57Alex Neutz
58Geraldo Boldewijn
59Kelsey Pope
60Anthony McClung
61Jordan Harris
62Micah Hatfield
63Weston Dressler
64Perez Ashford
65Rodrick Rumble
66Jason Thompson
67Omarius Hines
68Gerrard Sheppard
69Andy Cruse
70Anthony Amos
71R.J. Webb
72Andrew Helmick
73Jerry Johnson
74Brandon Kaufman
75Marvin McNutt
76Joe Adams
77Kevin Elliott
78Jared Green
79Mike Willie
80Michael Calvin
81Taveon Rogers
82Andrew DePaola
83James Shaw
84Devin Goda
85Tori Gurley
86Ronald Johnson
87Roberto Wallace
88Bobby Sewall
89Terrence Austin
90Deon Butler
91Darius Reynaud
92Early Doucet
93Patrick Crayton
WR31Nate Burleson
2Jabar Gaffney
3Santonio Holmes
4Laurent Robinson
5James Jones
6Davone Bess
7Kris Durham
8A.J. Jenkins
TE1Randy McMichael
2Leonard Pope
3Tony Scheffler
4David Thomas
5Zach Miller
6Kevin Boss
7Aaron Hernandez
8Adam Nissley
9Danny Noble
10Jamie Childers
11Sean McGrath
12D.J. Williams
13Tommy Gallarda
14Steve Watson
15Andrew Szczerba
16Daniel Graham
17Billy Bajema
18Joel Dreessen
19Ben Hartsock
20Visanthe Shiancoe
21Tom Crabtree
22Brody Eldridge
23Nate Byham
24Dedrick Epps
25Dan Gronkowski
26Zach Potter
27Colin Cloherty
28Martin Rucker
29Cameron Morrah
30Nelson Rosario
31Jacob Pedersen
32D.J. Tialavea
33Justin Jones
34Asa Watson
35Evan Wilson
36Matt Furstenburg
37Ben Cotton
38David Rolf
39Weslye Saunders
40Jeron Mastrud
41Steve Maneri
42Dominique Curry
43Jake Byrne
44Mike McNeill
45Hayden Smith
46Joe Sawyer
47Andre Hardy
48Martell Webb
49Kyle Miller
50Cameron Graham
51Michael Higgins
52Alex Silvestro
53Evan Landi
54Taylor Cook
55Colin Anderson
56Travis Tannahill
57Jason Schepler
58Chase Clement
59A.C. Leonard
60Morrell Presley
61Brian Wozniak
62David Wright
63Tim Biere
64Travis Beckum
65Richard Quinn
66Jake O'Connell
67Isaiah Stanback
68Evan Moore
69Jamie McCoy
70Nathan Overbay
K1Maikon Bonani
2Nate Freese
3Billy Cundiff
4Rob Bironas
5Alex Henery
6Matt Szymanski
7Danny Hrapmann
8Brandon Bogotay
9Havard Rugland
10Austin Signor
11Morgan Lineberry
12Quinn Sharp
13Brett Baer
14Sergio Castillo
15Mitch Ewald
16Kevin Goessling
17Brett Maher
18Jose Maltos
19Adam Yates
20Zach Ramirez