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Patriots bring back Marquice Cole after short absence

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Maybe cornerback Marquice Cole is going to be the new Ross Ventrone for the Patriots.

The Patriots just announced they re-signed Cole, after releasing him in final cuts this weekend.

To make room for him on the roster, they released offensive lineman Josh Cline.

Cole was released Sunday, when the team claimed a pair of offensive lineman off waivers. Apparently, after a night to think it over, they realized they needed more help in the secondary.

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8 Responses to “Patriots bring back Marquice Cole after short absence”
  1. Obama's Ballsack says: Sep 2, 2013 10:25 AM

    “Apparently, after a night to think it over, they realized they needed more help in the secondary.”

    Yea because we couldn’t figure that out all by ourselves.

  2. toybkshr says: Sep 2, 2013 10:41 AM

    More like they claimed more OL then they needed & the weakest wasn’t that good, so back comes Cole.

  3. dartmouthstevens says: Sep 2, 2013 11:02 AM

    This is just roster shuffling. In order to sign someone from someone else’s practice squad, you need to sign them to your 53 man roster. So if you have 3 developmental players at a spot, you cut a veteran with a comment of “wait till tuesday” sign the developmental player you want. Then in a separate transaction, release a Developmental player and then sign him to the practice squad, and resign your vet. It is a common trick. Watch any team. 1) Release vet, sign “interesting” other team practice squad player, 2) demote player similar to your practice squad, resign vet.

  4. jnbnet says: Sep 2, 2013 11:03 AM

    I was sad to see him go…thought he played well in preseason. Good to have him back.

  5. dlbpatsfan says: Sep 2, 2013 12:43 PM

    NOOOO! This guy is terrible.

  6. patsfan13 says: Sep 3, 2013 4:39 AM

    All teams will be fine tuning their rosters trying to upgrade personnel.

  7. masinick says: Sep 4, 2013 12:18 PM

    Look, Cole is not a first tier player, at least not at this stage of his career, but he has shown an understanding of the team, and has already made some good plays. He’s worth having and developing.

  8. nemike says: Sep 4, 2013 1:13 PM

    Unfortunately, they are still keeping the biggest load of dead weight at the corner position, Kyle Arrington. HE IS PITIFUL AND the worst cover corner on the team, if not the entire NFL. His presence on the field will hut this team HE IS PITIFUL…

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