Patriots re-sign Marquice Cole, Niko Koutouvides

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The New England Patriots announced Wednesday they have re-signed cornerback Marquice Cole and linebacker Niko Koutouvides.

Both players appeared in 14 games for the Patriots last season mostly in reserve duty.

Koutouvides recorded eight special teams tackles and one tackle on defense in the regular season and one special teams tackle in the postseason. Cole started one game for the Patriots and finished the year with 17 tackles, three passes defensed and an interception.