The Patriots released the 29-year-old Cole, a reserve defender and a special-teams contributor, on Friday. He has appeared in three regular-season games for New England in 2013.
Also on Monday, the Patriots released linebacker Ja’Gared Davis and safety Kanorris Davis. The rookies were promoted from the practice squad on Saturday and played in Sunday’s loss at Cincinnati. Kannoris Davis played 21 snaps on special teams and recorded an assist on a tackle, while Ja’Gared Davis played three special-teams snaps.