The New England Patriots re-signed cornerback Marquice Cole on Monday, a day after releasing him.
To make room for Cole on the 53-man roster, New England cut offensive lineman Josh Kline.
Cole will serve a backup role in the secondary and contribute on special teams. Last year, Cole had 17 tackles, an interception and three pass breakups in 14 games played for New England. He also spent three seasons with the New York Jets.
Kline is eligible for the practice squad if he clears waivers.