NASHVILLE – Morgan Cox is coming back to Tennessee, to join the Titans.
Cox, who played 11 seasons as the long snapper for the Baltimore Ravens, on Thursday agreed to terms on a one-year deal with the Titans.
A Collierville native who played at Evangelical Christian School and the University of Tennessee, Cox is regarded as one of the best long snappers in the NFL.
"It was a huge attraction for me," Cox said of returning to the state. "Getting to play high school ball in Memphis and college ball in Knoxville, it just seems fitting for me to come here. I am really excited. My phone has been blowing up ever since the news hit. I have been invested in the Titans for many years now – I remember when they came to town and they were playing in the Liberty Bowl back in the day and I came to games when I was in high school.
"I love this organization. This was an easy "yes" for me. As soon as I learned that they were interested, I was ecstatic just on that. And to get the news that we had finalized it was beyond. … I am joining a great team already, and I am excited to see how I can help improve it."
Cox is a four-time Pro Bowler, and when the league added long snapper to this year's All-Pro ballot, Cox became the first honoree.
Cox, 34, joined the Ravens in 2010 as an undrafted rookie from Tennessee. He was released by the team earlier this offseason.
Cox has played in 165 games in his NFL career. Cox was a walk-on at the University of Tennessee before earning a scholarship prior to the 2008 season. He was the starting long snapper for Tennessee for the 2007, 2008, and 2009 seasons and he earned Academic All-SEC honors from 2006–2009.
With the Titans, he'll snap to Titans punter Brett Kern on punts, but the team's kicker for 2021 remains unclear.
Cox and Kern talked on FaceTime after Cox agreed to the deal, and they've already made plans to work on their chemistry together. Cox made the drive from Memphis to Nashville on Thursday to sign his new deal.
"I am excited to work with Brett," Cox said. "I've worked with him at the Pro Bowl, and I have already planned it out in my mind and stuff. So, I am excited to get together and get to work … and I am excited about being in Tennessee and where we could go. I think the sky is the limit."
LS Morgan Cox at Saint Thomas Sports Park signing with the Tennessee Titans.
See the Best Images from LS Morgan Cox's eleven-year NFL Career with the Baltimore Ravens. (AP Images)