Patriots re-sign CB Cole, LB Koutouvides

The New England Patriots re-signed corner back Marquice Cole and linebacker Niko Koutouvides, the team announced on Wednesday.

Cole, 29, appeared in 14 games with one start in 2012 with the Patriots. He collected 12 tackles to go along with one interception and three passes defensed and is also known for his special teams skills. Cole spent the 2009-2011 seasons with the New York Jets.

The 31-year-old Koutouvides was released from New England during training camp of last season before the team re-signed him on Sept. 19. The Purdue product played in the final 14 contests for the Patriots last season. He previously has stints with Seattle (2004-07), Denver (2008) and Tampa Bay (2009-10).