Bryan Cox Jr.
Personal information
Born: (1994-06-25) June 25, 1994 (age 27)
St. Louis, Missouri
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:270 lb (122 kg)
Career information
High school:St. Thomas Aquinas
(Fort Lauderdale, Florida)
Position:Defensive end
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2021
Total tackles:31
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:1
Player stats at · PFR

Bryan Keith Cox Jr. (born June 25, 1994) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Florida.

High school career

A three-star prospect according to ESPN, and[1] Rated the No. 66 player in the state of Florida[2] and the No. 37 strongside defensive end in the country by

College career

After playing a reserve role as a freshman (eight games, five tackles, two sacks), he won a starting job in 2014 (29 tackles, six for loss, four sacks). Despite having hip surgery after the regular season that year, Cox came back to start 12 games as a junior, setting career highs in tackles (45), tackles for loss (10.5), and forced fumbles (two). Also, finishing the year one sack short of a new career high. Injuries limited his effectiveness in 2016, allowing him to only make 19 tackles (2.5 for loss, 0.5 sack) in 11 games.[3]

Professional career

Carolina Panthers

Cox signed with the Carolina Panthers as an undrafted free agent following the 2017 NFL Draft.[4] He was waived on September 2, 2017, and signed to the Panthers' practice squad the next day.[5][6] He was promoted to the active roster on September 30, 2017.[7]

Cox was waived during final roster cuts on August 31, 2019, and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[8][9] He was promoted to the active roster on October 1, 2019.[10] He was waived on November 8.[11]

Cleveland Browns

Cox was signed by the Cleveland Browns on November 13, 2019.[12]

Buffalo Bills

Cox was signed by the Buffalo Bills on April 29, 2020.[13] He was waived on September 5, 2020, and signed to the practice squad the next day.[14][15] He was elevated to the active roster on October 19 for the team's week 6 game against the Kansas City Chiefs, and reverted to the practice squad after the game.[16] On January 26, 2021, Cox signed a reserves/futures contract with the Bills.[17] He was placed on injured reserve with an Achilles' tendon injury on June 22, 2021.[18]

Personal life

He is the son of three-time Pro Bowler linebacker Bryan Cox.


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  3. ^ Cox career at Florida
  4. ^ Henson (May 1, 2017). "Panthers agree to terms with five college free agents".
  5. ^ Henson, Max (September 2, 2017). "Panthers trim roster to 53". Archived from the original on September 20, 2017.
  6. ^ Voth, Bill (September 3, 2017). "Panthers sign 10 players to practice squad". Archived from the original on March 13, 2018.
  7. ^ Strickland, Bryan (September 30, 2017). "Bryan Cox replaces Jeremy Cash on roster".
  8. ^ Henson, Max (August 31, 2019). "Panthers announce second wave of cuts as 53-man roster takes shape". Retrieved August 31, 2019.
  9. ^ Henson, Max (September 1, 2019). "Panthers add eight players to 2019 practice squad".
  10. ^ Henson, Max (October 1, 2019). "Kawann Short placed on injured reserve".
  11. ^ "Panthers waive Bryan Cox, Jr.; sign Cole Luke from practice squad". November 8, 2019.
  12. ^ "Browns sign DE Bryan Cox". November 13, 2019.
  13. ^ Glab, Maddy (April 29, 2020). "Bills sign defensive end Bryan Cox Jr". Retrieved May 1, 2020.
  14. ^ Brown, Chris (September 5, 2020). "Bills announce these moves to get to the 53-man roster limit".
  15. ^ "Bills announce the initial 2020 practice squad". September 6, 2020.
  16. ^ @BuffaloBills (October 19, 2020). "We've elevated DE Bryan Cox, Jr. and DT Justin Zimmer for tonight's game. #KCvsBUF" (Tweet). Retrieved October 31, 2020 – via Twitter.
  17. ^ "Bills signed these 13 players to reserve/future contracts". January 26, 2021. Archived from the original on January 26, 2021. Retrieved January 27, 2021.
  18. ^ Glab, Maddy (June 22, 2021). "Bills sign two defensive tackles". Retrieved June 24, 2021.