The Patriots released cornerback Marquice Cole, a defensive reserve and key special-teams contributor, on Thursday.
Cole, 30, has notched eight special-teams tackles this season, according to Patriots statistics. He played 18 special teams snaps in the Patriots’ victory Sunday at Baltimore.
The Patriots have released Cole three previous times this season. In every case, they re-signed him less than a week later. He’s appeared in 13 games for New England in 2013.
A Northwestern product, Cole is in his fifth NFL season. He’s recorded four career interceptions, with one pick coming in New England’s comeback win vs. Miami in October.
The Patriots now have one open roster spot.