Derek Cox: Welcome to the NFL

Tim HigginsCorrespondent ISeptember 6, 2009

JACKSONVILLE, FL - MAY 1:  Cornerback Derek Cox #21 of the Jacksonville Jaguars sets on defense during a team mini-camp on May 1, 2009 on the practice fields at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium in Jacksonville, Florida.  (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)

Maybe it was the fact that Virginia lost to William and Mary this afternoon that the Jaguars decided Cox could start in the NFL

Maybe it was the fact that Cox showed he could at least not get beat in the Jaguars fourth preseason game.

Maybe it was the fact that Brian Williams played poorly.

But most likely it is the fact that Brian Williams is no longer on the team.  Take that veterans.

Well if it wasn't clear before; its certainly clear now.

This will be a young jaguars football team.

Derek Cox has his first assignment against Anthony Gonzales or Reggie Wayne or Dallas Clark.

Welcome to the NFL Derek Cox.

May the force be with you.

Other shocking developments:

Tony Pashos was relaesed.  Eben Britton can now become the Pro Bowler he promised he would be.

Chauncey Washington is gone.  Rashad Jennings should enjoy some healthy carries against the Colts.

Joe Zelenka gone.

Adam Podlesh won the starting punter job.

Tiquan Underwood was the only drafted rookie not to make the team; however, I would be shocked if he didnt get called to the practice squad.

The Jags released a good number of safeties including Marlon Mcree, Michael Desmourex, and Pete Ittregasn.

The Jaguars traded an undisclosed draft pick for Luke McCown.  I personally think we should have just signed Jeff Garcia.  We aren''t going to have many picks next year.

So for all the rookies who made it good luck, but especially to Eben Britton, Rashad Jennings, and Derek Cox best of luck.

One week my friends.

One week.