Marquice Cole gets released again
|10.04.13 at 6:13 pm ET|
Marquice Cole is apparently the new Ross Ventrone.
The Patriots announced Friday that they have released the corner and specialist Cole. Cole was released by the Patriots on Sept. 27 after playing on special teams in the first three games of the 2013 season and then was re-signed on Oct. 1.
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. The frequency of his transactions is likely to make many fans think back to Ross Ventrone, a player who had a similar role on the 2011 AFC champions, and was cut and re-signed over 10 times during the course of that season as the Patriots manipulated the roster to move players on and off.
This has been a particularly busy week as the Patriots signed wide receiver Austin Collie, re-signed defensive back Kanorris Davis, placed Vince Wilfork on season-ending injured reserve and releasing tight end Zach Sudfeld.
Cole 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.
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