The New England Patriots signed LB Brandon King to a 2-year extension, per NFL Media’s Ian Rapoport. King was scheduled to be a free agent after the 2019 season. He will now stick around through the 2021 season.
The #Patriots are signing LB Brandon King to a 2-year extension, source said. A core special teamer, this is a key depth move for New England.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) May 17, 2019
The Patriots signed King as an undrafted free agent out of Auburn in 2015 and he instantly became a core special teams player. He has played 1,307 special teams snaps over the past four seasons, which ranks second on the team behind Nate Ebner (1,420 snaps).
New England typically signs their core special teams players to two-year extensions. King is joined by Matthew Slater, Nate Ebner, Jonathan Jones, and the re-signed Brandon Bolden and newly-signed Terrence Brooks as the team’s core special teams players. Slater, Ebner, and Jones are free agents after this season and the first two should be in line for extensions over the coming months.
Congratulations to King!