Former OSU CB Cox Signs With Niners

SAN FRANCISCO -- Cornerback Perrish Cox is getting a fresh start with the San Francisco 49ers, signing a two-year contract{}more than a week after being acquitted on sexual assault charges in

Colorado.San Francisco announced the deal on the first day of NFL free{}agency Tuesday, a day after signing wide receiver Randy Moss to{}give him a second chance.The 25-year-old Cox didn't play in 2011, spending time with his{}family in Waco, Texas. He was accused of sexually assaulting a{}woman at his apartment in September 2010 after a night of partying.The former Broncos defensive back says he appreciates the{}opportunity. General manager Trent Baalke says the team is{}"confident that Perrish will be a positive contributor to the{}49ers, as well as our community."