The Denver Broncos signed former New England Patriots cornerback Marquice Cole on Tuesday, five days before the teams will square off in the AFC Championship Game.
It's a depth signing for a Broncos defense that just lost ascendant cornerback Chris Harris to a torn ACL in Sunday's playoff win over the San Diego Chargers. To make room for Cole on the 53-man roster, the Broncos placed defensive end Derek Wolfe on season-ending injured reserve.
Cole played 27 games for New England over the past two seasons. He played nickel corner pretty well. He played special teams pretty well. He's the one that drove Denver's Tony Carter into the bouncing punt in the final minutes of overtime, setting up the game-winning field goal to cap a 34-31 Patriots win. But there was no room at the inn. So when the Denver Broncos came around this week and asked Cole to take a workout, he accepted. And on Tuesday, he was signed in time to be involved in the AFC Championship game this Sunday.
But how do fans react to this piece of news? http://www.broncosgearshop.com/ collected a lot of voices from the NFL fans. One of them said, "He was always an outstanding gunner on ST for the Jets and was pretty solid in a reserve role in dime packages. Good signing for the donkeys. Now just go out and beat the Pats so I don't have to listen to all the crap about how they made it to another SB. Either way, the NFC team representing this yr walks away champs!" The other said, "Wow might as well give him a Patriots Uni, he'll help about that much." Most fans seem optimistic with the former cornerback. The game will tells us the truth.