The Baltimore Ravens on Wednesday signed cornerback Derek Cox, who was released by the Minnesota Vikings this week, to bolster their banged-up secondary.

Cox, a six-year pro, started 11 games last year for the San Diego Chargers. He made 38 tackles, seven pass defenses and one interception.

The deal is reportedly worth $755,000 with a salary-cap figure below the veteran minimum.

Cox, 27, is expected to suit up in Thursday night's final preseason game in New Orleans.

The 6-foot-1, 195-pound Cox signed a four-year, $20 million deal with the Chargers last March, but lost his starting job over the final five weeks and was released only a year into his deal. The Vikings picked him up in March.

Cox has 241 career tackles, 37 passes defensed and 13 interceptions.

The Ravens are thin at cornerback with Lardarius Webb (back), Jimmy Smith (chest) and Asa Jackson (ankle) sidelined. Jackson returned to the practice field in a limited capacity this week and Webb and Smith are expected back next week.

The Ravens waived undrafted rookie wide receiver Jace Davis to make room for Cox on the 75-man roster.