Patriots Re-sign CB Marquice Cole

Patriots news release…

FOXBOROUGH,
Mass. – The New England Patriots announced that they have re-signed CB
Marquice Cole. Cole was released by the Patriots on Sept. 27 after
playing on special teams
in the first three games of the 2013 season.

   
Cole,
29, is a veteran of four NFL seasons with the New York Jets (2009-11)
and the Patriots (2012). The 5-10, 195-pounder joined New England as a
free agent on March
19, 2012, and was re-signed by the team on March 20, 2013. Cole was
released by the Patriots on Sept. 1, and re-signed by the team one day
later on Sept. 2.

   
He played in 14 games with one start last season and finished with 12
total tackles, one interception,
three passes defensed and seven special teams tackles. Cole played in
both postseason games and added four defensive tackles and four special
teams tackles. He played in the first three games of the 2013 season
mainly on special teams.

   
Cole originally entered the NFL as a rookie free agent with Oakland out
of Northwestern in 2007. He spent
the end of the 2007 season on the Tennessee practice squad and part of
the 2008 season on the practice squad of New Orleans. Cole began the
2009 season on the practice squad of the New York Jets before joining
the 53-man roster early in September. Cole has
played in 51 NFL games with two starts and has registered 26 defensive
tackles, three interceptions with one returned for a touchdown and 43
special teams tackles.

—PATRIOTS—