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Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge expected to stay in New England after Josh McDaniels leaves Colts at the altar

New England's coaching staff is taking shape.

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Earlier today, news broke that New England Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels pulled out of his agreement with the Indianapolis Colts to stay in Foxboro. The move was a shocking one and has far-reaching ramifications across the two franchises. For New England, this means that the offensive staff will likely stay intact – and the same can be said about the special teams unit.

According to NFL Network's Mike Garafolo, Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge is now expected to stay with the team:

Patriots special teams coach Joe Judge is staying with the team, source says. He won’t be following Josh McDaniels to Indy because, ya know, Josh McDaniels isn’t going to Indy.

Judge, who serves as New England's special teams coach since the 2015 season, was a candidate to leave the team and join McDaniels' staff in Indianapolis. With no McDaniels staff taking place in Indianapolis, though, it appears as if the 36-year old will stay with the Patriots for the foreseeable future – and get a new contract because his current one is set to expire.