The Indianapolis Colts announced today that they have waived offensive tackle Demarco Cox, the former Georgia Tech basketball player who the Colts signed earlier this offseason.
Cox (6-8 and 294 pounds) originally played basketball at Ole Miss from 2010-2014 but then transferred to Georgia Tech for the 2014-15 season, where he started all but one game, averaged 8.8 points per game, shot 50.7% from the field, averaged 6.0 rebounds per game, and blocked 28 shots (a team high). He did play football jn high school, however, and played well enough to be recruited by some SEC and Big 10 school and be ranked nationally by Scout.com, playing both guard and tackle along the offensive line.
He was signed as a project player by the Colts, which does make it somewhat odd that they've now waived him despite just starting OTAs this week. Regardless, however, it's likely that Cox would have needed quite a bit of work and likely wouldn't have made the 53-man roster this year. If he impressed, he might have earned a spot on the practice squad for the Colts to continue developing him, but they opted instead to waive him today. The move leaves one spot open on the team's 90-man roster, and while they don't need to be in a rush to fill it, odds are that they will be making a corresponding roster move sooner rather than later.