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Giants waive RB Michael Cox


EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. –** The Giants today waived running back Michael Cox.


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Cox, who played two seasons for the Giants, suffered a fractured leg last Nov. 9 in Seattle.

A seventh-round draft choice in 2013, Cox spent that entire season on the Giants' roster. He was released on Aug. 30, 2014, signed to practice squad the following day and promoted to the active roster on Oct. 6.

In two years, Cox played in 18 games with one start. His totals included 26 rushing attempts for 76 yards (2.9-yard avg.) with a long run of 17 yards, five receptions for 21 yards, with a long of 11 yards, and 31 kickoff returns for 697 yards (22.5-yard avg.) with a long runback of 56 yards.

As a rookie in 2013, Cox played in 14 games and led the team with 20 kickoff returns for 436 yards (21.8-yard avg.), with a long runback of 56 yards. He also had 22 rushing attempts for 43 yards, with a long run of nine yards, and three receptions for 12 yards with a long of 11 yards.

Last year, Cox spent the season's first five games on the practice squad before playing in four games prior to breaking his leg vs. the Seahawks. He was placed on injured reserve on Nov. 12. Cox finished the season with four carries for 33 yards with a long of 17 yards, two catches for nine yards and 11 kickoff returns for 261 yards (23.7-yard average) with a long runback of 40 yards.

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