The Seahawks have secured the services of another versatile role player by signing cornerback and special teams player Kennard Cox for the 2011 season.
Cox made the original 53-man roster last season, only to be released and signed to the practice squad in September. But he was added to the active roster in mid-October. Cox played in 11 games and his highlight play was blocking a punt in the Week 12 game against the Kansas City Chiefs that rookie Earl Thomas returned for a touchdown.
The punt block was the first by a Seahawk since D.D. Lewis got one in 2003, and Thomas’ scoring return was the first off a blocked punt since Alex Bannister in 2001.
Cox (6-foot, 191) also had seven tackles and broke up two passes while playing in situational roles on defense.