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Patriots re-sign CB Cole

Cornerback Marquice Cole, who was one of the Patriots' better special teams players in 2012, has re-signed with the club, it was announced on Wednesday.

Cole joined the Patriots in 2012 after three seasons with the Jets. He ended up playing 17.7 percent of the defensive snaps during the 2012 regular season, mostly in the slot, as a trickle-down effect of injuries to other defensive backs.

Then, in the AFC Championship Game, the 5-foot-10, 195-pound Cole was pressed into the same role and the Ravens attacked him with success, particularly with Anquan Boldin.

The 29-year-old Cole was viewed as a positive presence in the team's locker room; to read his "football journey", CLICK HERE.

The team also confirmed the previously reported signing of linebacker Niko Koutouvides, whose main responsibilities come on special teams.