FLOWERY BRANCH — Just a couple of days ago, Mike Cox was relaxing in Charlotte with the in-laws.
Today, he’s the No.1 listed fullback on the Falcons “unoffcial” depth chart that was released by the team on Tuesday.
Cox, the former Georgia Tech standout, was signed on Oct. 25 after Pro Bowler Ovie Mughelli was placed on injured reserve.
The Falcons called him on Monday after the Lions game and fly him from Charlotte for a tryout.
“I loved my time here at Georgia Tech and in Atlanta,” Cox said. “I know my wife is excited to get a change of scenery. I’m just thankful for another week to be playing. This is a best case scenario. I was able to get in here and have some good meeting time with coach and learn the offense a lot better.”
Cox has received some help from his little brother Lucas Cox, who also played at Tech and was in training camp with the Falcons.
“Hopefully, I can hit the ground rolling with a week in practice,” said Cox, who’s played in 39 NFL games with 17 starts.
He is being groomed to play this week and split time with Snelling.
“You’ll see a mix of both of them,” said offensive coordinator Mike Mularkey on Tuesday. “They’ll both be used at the fullback position.”
Here’s the rest of the depth chart:
WR 11 Julio Jones 83 Harry Douglas 14 Eric Weems
LT 72 Sam Baker 74 Will Svitek
LG 63 Justin Blalock 73 Kirk Chambers
C 62 Todd McClure 61 Joe Hawley 66 Brett Romberg
RG 75 Garrett Reynolds 73 Kirk Chambers
RT 77 Tyson Clabo 74 Will Svitek
TE 88 Tony Gonzalez 89 Reggie Kelly 81 Michael Palmer
WR 84 Roddy White 80 Kerry Meier
QB 2 Matt Ryan 8 Chris Redman
RB 33 Michael Turner 44 Jason Snelling 22 Jacquizz Rodgers 35 Antone Smith
FB 42 Mike Cox
RE 55 John Abraham 90 Lawrence Sidbury 98 Cliff Matthews
DT 91 Corey Peters 99 Vance Walker 97 Carlton Powell
DT 95 Jonathan Babineaux 94 Peria Jerry
LE 93 Ray Edwards 71 Kroy Biermann
OLB 56 Sean Weatherspoon 59 Spencer Adkins
MLB 50 Curtis Lofton 52 Akeem Dent
OLB 54 Stephen Nicholas 53 Mike Peterson
RCB 23 Dunta Robinson 21 Chris Owens 26 Kelvin Hayden
LCB 20 Brent Grimes 24 Dominique Franks 29 Darrin Walls
S 25 William Moore 36 James Sanders
S 28 Thomas DeCoud 39 Shann Schillinger
K 3 Matt Bryant
KO 5 Matt Bosher
P 5 Matt Bosher
KR 14 Eric Weems 24 Dominique Franks
PR 14 Eric Weems 24 Dominique Franks
LS 82 Joe Zelenka
H 5 Matt Bosher 80 Kerry Meier
–D. Orlando Ledbetter, The Atlanta Falcons beat blog