TAMPA, Fla. (AP) – Tampa Bay kick returner Torrie Cox will miss Sunday’s game against Buffalo after being jailed on a charge of driving under the influence.

The reserve cornerback practiced Wednesday, however coach Jon Gruden said the third-year pro will not be in uniform against the Bills.

Cox, 24, faces possible disciplinary action from the NFL or team after being arrested on a drunken driving charge for the second time in nine months.

Cox returned four kickoffs for 83 yards and made one special teams tackle in last week’s 24-13 season-opening victory at Minnesota. He was arrested shortly after 3 a.m. Tuesday. and refused to take a blood alcohol test.

Last December, he was deactivated for three games after being charged with DUI during a traffic stop. He later pled no contest to a reduced charge of reckless driving.

“It’s never been our policy to discuss any type of team punishment,” Bucs general manager Bruce Allen said. “We’ve talked to Torrie and he knows exactly where he stands right now.”

Cox was not available for comment after practice.

Gruden said punt returner Mark Jones or running back Michael Pittman likely will handle kickoffs against the Bills.

AP-ES-09-14-05 1958EDT


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