Davis to IR; Cox signed

PITTSBURGH – After practice Friday, coach Pete Carroll said defensive end Dexter Davis had “problems, definitely,” but that he didn’t know his status.

The Seahawks coach does now: Davis was placed on injured reserve today with a hip injury and will miss the rest of the season.

To fill his spot on the 53-man roster, cornerback Kennard Cox was re-signed.

Cox played in 11 games with the Seahawks last season and was with them this summer before being released on the roster cut to 53 players. He should be able to help immediately on special teams, where the Seahawks are missing co-captain Michael Robinson and rookie cornerback Byron Maxwell, the leading coverage tackler during the preseason; and no Davis. Robinson and Maxwell sprained ankles in last week’s loss to the 49ers. Davis did play in the opener.

Cox had three coverage tackles last season, as well as a forced fumble and a blocked punt.

Davis, a seventh-round draft choice last year, had six special teams tackles as a rookie and also eight on defense, including a sack.

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