Cox Happy to be Back with Falcons

Cox Happy to be Back with Falcons

Jay Adams

Published November 7, 2012 at 3:49 PM


Yep. Mike Cox will bleed for the Falcons.

There were plenty of battles during training camp that surely affected the Falcons’ 8-0 start to the 2012 season. But the battle no one talked about during training camp came at a position no one expected to be a battle at all.

With former fullback Ovie Mughelli gone after a year he spent most of on injured reserve, it was thought that rookie Bradie Ewing was going to take over the position. But when Ewing went out with a knee injury during the first preseason game of the season, the position got interesting.

The Falcons signed veteran Lousaka Polite and the battle was on between him and veteran Mike Cox, who had filled in with the Falcons the year before.

At the end of camp, however, Polite had done enough to earn the position, leaving Cox the odd man out.

Today’s news, however, changed all that with Cox being signed once again.

“I’ve been following the team throughout the time away, just because I love these guys being with them last year and throughout training camp,” Cox said Wednesday. “It’s fun to be in the locker room and see all the faces again.”

Cox spent much of his time away from the game working out and trying to remain in shape, but even looked into life outside of the NFL. Cox helped coach running backs the Camp Hill High School football team in Camp Hill, Pa., whose season recently ended.

Immediately, Cox has a working knowledge of the Falcons’ playbook under Dirk Koetter as he spent the offseason, training camp and preseason with the team.

“It’ll be easy,” Cox said. “I got right into meetings as soon as I signed this morning. It was like I never left.”

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