Patriots Sign Justin Coleman, Brandon King As Exclusive Rights Free Agents

Two of the New England Patriots’ best undrafted free-agent finds of 2015 officially are sticking around for another year.

Cornerback Justin Coleman and special-teams ace Brandon King signed their exclusive rights free agent tenders Tuesday, the Patriots announced.

Coleman, a Tennessee product, recorded 21 tackles and five passes defensed in 10 games as the Patriots’ slot cornerback in 2015. The 5-foot-11, 185-pound cornerback started two games as a rookie.

King, who’s listed as a defensive back but practiced with linebackers, recorded 12 special teams tackles for the Patriots in 2015, only trailing captain Matthew Slater. The 6-foot-2, 220-pound special-teamer played in 13 games after being signed off the practice squad in October.

Thumbnail photo via Stew Milne/USA TODAY Sports Images

Thumbnail photo via Jan 16, 2016; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots cornerback Justin Coleman (22) runs onto the field during player introductions prior to the AFC Divisional round playoff game against the Kansas City Chiefs at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

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