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Marquice Cole, Vinston Painter added to Broncos' roster after IR moves

4:09 PM, Jan 14, 2014   |    comments
Oct 27, 2013; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots defensive back Marquice Cole (23) is congratulated by teammate New England Patriots defensive tackle Chris Jones (94) after intercepting a Miami Dolphins pass during the fourth quarter of their 27-17 win at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports
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KUSA - The Denver Broncos made a couple of roster moves Tuesday, sending Derek Wolfe and Chris Harris Jr. to the injured reserve list and signing Marquice Cole and Vinston Painter.

Cole, 30, is a free-agent cornerback who most recently played for New England the past two season. He was released by the Patriots on Dec. 26 after playing in 27 games (one start). He did not record a tackle in the Nov. 24 game against Denver.

He also has been with Oakland, Tennessee, New Orleans and the New York Jets, where his career started to take off. Cole played in 37 games for the Jets, including five playoff games from 2009-11. He has 48 career tackles with four interceptions and three fumble recoveries.

Painter was on Denver's practice squad as an offensive tackle and was promoted to the 53-man roster. The rookie was drafted by the Broncos in the sixth round out of Virginia Tech.

Harris tore the ACL in his left knee on Sunday, while Wolfe has struggled all season with injuries and a recent illness.

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