HARRISBURG -- Red Land's Mike Cox is back in the National Football League.
CBS 21 News has learned that Cox has signed a free agent contract with the Atlanta Falcons.
The Falcons needed another fullback after Ovie Mughelli suffered a season-ending knee injury in week seven. Running back Jason Snelling is also moving to fullback due to Mughelli's injury.
Interestingly, Mike's younger brother Lucas -- who is also a fullback -- was in preseason camp with Atlanta, but was waived before the season. Obviously, the Falcons decided to go with the elder Cox, who has more NFL experience.
Mike Cox was released by the Kansas City Chiefs in August.
The 252-pound fullback had played in 39 games (17 starts) in three seasons with Kansas City (2008-10). A punishing blocker, Cox had rushed four times for three career yards and a touchdown. He also caught 22 passes for 125 yards.
Shortly after the lockout ended, Cox signed a restricted free agent tender in July to remain with the Chiefs.