Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Patriots announce re-signing of Cole, Koutouvides


The New England Patriots bolstered their depth and special teams corps Wednesday.

New England announced the re-signing of cornerback Marquice Cole and linebacker Niko Koutouvides, which isn't on the news level of Wes Welker but is somewhat important.

Each player participated in 14 games last season, with Cole getting more work on defense while tallying 12 tackles and an interception. He added seven tackles on special teams.

Koutouvides was good four eight special teams tackles and one takedown on defense. He previously spent time with the Seattle Seahawks, Denver Broncos and Tampa Bay Bucaneers.

Cole was with the New York Jets from 2009 to 2011 before signing on in Foxoborough.

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