Bills sign defensive end Bryan Cox, Jr.

Cox comes to Buffalo after spending time with the Panthers and Browns

Sal Capaccio
April 29, 2020 - 1:02 pm

The Buffalo Bills have signed defensive end Bryan Cox, Jr. to a one-year contract, the team announced on Wednesday.

Cox comes to Buffalo after spending last season with the Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers. He had 0.5 sacks and 14 total tackles in seven games played. Cox entered the league as an undrafted free agent out of the University of Florida in 2017, signed by the Panthers, where he spent his first two seasons, collecting 16 tackles and one fumble recovery.

Cox’s dad, Bryan Cox, Sr., was considered one of the most disliked opponents by Bills fans while playing for the Miami Dolphins during the early 1990s and Bills Super Bowl years. Cox, Sr. played 12 years in the NFL for the Dolphins, Chicago Bears, New York Jets, New England Patriots, and New Orleans Saints. He later became an NFL assistant coach, working for the Jets, Browns, Dolphins, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, and most recently the Atlanta Falcons from 2014-2016.

On a conference call with the Buffalo media, Cox, Jr. said of his father's relationship with Bills fans, "that happened so long ago, it has nothing to do with me personally.  My pops is as excited as I am."

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