The Jacksonville Jaguars have placed cornerback Derek Cox on injured reserve, ending his season, the team announced via a press release Friday. The three-year veteran had swelling in his knee during Thursday's practice and was on crutches in order to reduce pressure on it, Tania Ganguli of the Florida Times-Union reported. In six games--all starts--in 2011, Cox tallied 22 tackles (16 solo) and two passes defensed.
The Jaguars signed quarterback Dan LeFevour from the Indianapolis Colts' practice squad to take Cox's place on the roster. In his four seasons playing collegiately at Central Michigan, LaFevour completed 66.4 percent of his passes for 102 touchdowns and 36 interceptions. In addition, he ran for 47 touchdowns. LeFevour stands as the only player in NCAA history with 12,000 career passing yards and 2,500 rushing yards.
The Chicago Bears made LeFevour the No. 181 overall pick in the 2009 NFL Draft, but he has yet to play in an NFL game. The Bears waived him after the preseason. His career continued with the Cincinnati Bengals, who claimed him off waivers, but kept him inactive through the 2010 season as their third-string quarterback. Cincinnati waived LeFevour on Sept. 6. He joined Indianapolis' practice squad on Nov. 8.
Elsewhere on the Jags front, Jacksonville announced its doctors are evaluating defensive tackle Terrance Knighton to see if he can play again this season. Knighton has 21 tackles (14 solo) in 2011.