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Report: Derek Cox drawing interest from Buccaneers

Derek Cox might not have to wait long to find work. The free-agent cornerback isn't expected to rejoin the Jacksonville Jaguars, but another Florida team is in hot pursuit.

Roy Cummings of the Tampa Tribune reports the Tampa Bay Buccaneers continue to show interest in Cox, described as someone the team might sign right away when free agency launches Tuesday.

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Cox isn't going to be mistaken for Darrelle Revis, but he would address an immediate need for the Buccaneers after the team finished with the league's worst pass defense last season.

Tampa Bay has plenty of salary cap room and -- amid reports Sean Smith is on their radar -- we wouldn't be surprised to see the Bucs sign multiple defensive backs. There is a gaping void in the secondary.

Cox alone isn't going to solve those issues, but in a deep group of free-agent corners, he represents an upgrade.

UPDATE: The Jaguars haven't given up on Cox yet as the Florida Times-Union reported that the team reached out to Cox's agent Monday. Stay tuned.

Follow Marc Sessler on Twitter @MarcSesslerNFL.

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