DENVER – Less than two weeks after he was acquitted of rape, former Denver Broncos cornerback Perrish Cox has signed a two-year deal with the San Francisco 49ers, the team announced Tuesday.
Cox, 25, was found not guilty on two counts of sexual assault in Douglas County where a woman claimed he raped and impregnated her after a night of partying with friends and other Broncos players.
The Broncos released him last September for reasons unrelated to the case, the team said.
“We are pleased to add Perrish to our team,” said 49ers general manager Trent Baalke. “As an organization, from ownership on down, we have done our due diligence and are confident that Perrish will be a positive contributor to the 49ers, as well as our community.”
The Broncos selected Cox in the fifth round of the 2010 draft. He recorded 54 tackles, two forced fumbles and one interception in his rookie year.