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Post-Draft Outlook:COULD SURPRISE: Cornerback Perrish Cox: Cox is a talented player who fell after he was suspended for his final college game for curfew violations. Cox can play right away, especially as a kickoff and punt returner.
A closer look at the Broncos' picks: Round 5/137 -- Perrish Cox, CB, 5-11, 195, Oklahoma State, Cox was a good value pick, one of the rare picks in which the Broncos didn't take a guy with impeccable character. Cox was suspended for the Cotton Bowl, but is a good player who can also return kicks. - by The Sports Xchange
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09/13/12 - CB Perrish Cox was so hyped up for the season opener after being away for a year, he said he almost cramped up.
08/05/12 - CB Perrish Cox continues to impress. While he hasn't made an interception yet, Cox is constantly in the jersey of whomever he is covering, whether it's a future Hall of Famer in Randy Moss or an undrafted rookie. Cox could wind up taking the nickel back duties away from Pro Bowl player Carlos Rogers, which would allow Rogers to cover outside receivers when the 49ers go to their nickel defense. Cox has also shown a flair for returning punts and could serve as the main back up to Ted Ginn Jr. Cox is hoping to revive his career after spending a year in a court room dealing with a sexual assault allegation. He was exonerated.
03/14/12 - CB Perrish Cox signed with the 49ers and said he would not put himself in position to gather attention off the field.
Cox was acquitted earlier this month on sexual assault charges, with the allegations stemming from an alleged incident in 2010 at a party at his house.
He was released by the Denver Broncos last year and did not play during the 2011 season, with the team saying the move was performance-related, not tied to his legal entanglement.
While Cox said in a conference call after the 49ers signing that he "just wants everyone involved in (the case) to go on with their lives," he acknowledged that he put himself in a bad position.
"(I was) humbled," Cox told reporters. "It was a nervous and scary situation for me. But like I said, I don't blame anybody but myself. I take full responsibility for my actions. I'll never put myself in that position again."
Asked what he felt he did wrong since he was acquitted, Cox said, "I just shouldn't have been in that whole (situation). Whatever happened that day, night, whatever happened ... it shouldn't have happened. Like I said, I should have been smarter and I shouldn't have put myself in that position. That's just my goal from here on out -- never put myself in that position again."
The accuser became pregnant after the night of the alleged sexual assault, and prosecutors said DNA evidence showed Cox was the father, according to reports. The woman reportedly testified she was not alert for the alleged sexual encounter and did not remember it.
Jury foreman Mitch Summerfield told KUSA-TV in Denver the jury believed there had been a sexual encounter, but there was not enough evidence to prove the woman's state of consciousness at the time, or when it happened.
San Francisco general manager Trent Baalke said the team felt secure that Cox would not get into trouble off the field.
"We are pleased to add Perrish to our team," Baalke said in a statement. "As an organization, from ownership o