Seattle Seahawks sign cornerback Perrish Cox

Defensive back Perrish Cox #20 of the San Francisco 49ers looks on prior to the start of the game against the Houston Texans at Candlestick Park on October 6, 2013
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The Seattle Seahawks sign former San Francisco 49ers cornerback Perrish Cox as cover for two players facing suspensions.

The Seattle Seahawks have announced that they have agreed a deal to bring free agent cornerback Perrish Cox to the team.

The 26-year-old was released by the Seahawks' NFC West rivals the San Francisco 49ers earlier this month, where he recorded two tackles and a forced fumble in nine games.

The Seahawks are short at cornerback after Walter Thurmond III was suspended for four games for violating the league's substance abuse program, while Brandon Browner, who is facing a one-year suspension for the same offense, has a groin injury.

The division leaders are also in talks with recently retired cornerback Antoine Winfield, who spent the off-season with Seattle.

Golden Tate of the Seattle Seahawks celebrates as he runs for a touchdown during the 14-9 victory over the the St. Louis Rams at Edward Jones Dome on October 28, 2013
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