The Patriots re-signed cornerback Marquice Cole on Tuesday, just days after releasing him.
Cole, who has spent the last two seasons with the Patriots, was released by the team on Friday ahead of the team’s Week 3 game in Atlanta. This now marks the second time the Patriots have released Cole only to re-sign him a few days later on the year. He was also released on Sept. 1 but was brought back only a few days later, ahead of their Week 1 game with the Buffalo Bills.
Cole, 29, has played in three games with the Patriots this season, primarily serving as a gunner on special teams, but he has yet to record a tackle. His importance on special teams has only been further heightened by Matthew Slater‘s absence due to a broken hand over the past few weeks.
Safety Kanorris Davis took Cole’s spot on the roster against the Falcons on Sunday, but he was released on Monday. There is a good chance Davis will be re-signed to the practice squad at some point soon. He cleared waivers on Tuesday.