Two-Time New England Patriots Super Bowl Champion Heading to Rival Franchise

Published 04/13/2022, 12:00 PM EDT

After obtaining wide receiver DeVante Parker via trade, the New England Patriots are back in the news. However, situations are rather different this time. The franchise suffers a major loss over free agency. Veteran special teams performer Brandon King has elected to leave the Patriots, apparently negotiating a one-year free-agent contract with the Indianapolis Colts.

King first arrived in New England in 2015, and after beginning his tenure on the club’s practice team. He quickly became a key element of the team’s downfield blocking plan. King has been a key player during his run with the Patriots. King attended Auburn University before entering the NFL.

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The New England Patriots receive a solemn loss

Brandon King was a vital special teams player at Auburn. His performance was excellent enough already to earn him pre-draft trials with the New England Patriots, and he eventually signed as an undrafted rookie with the organization in 2015. He was 6-foot-2 and 217 pounds, with a 40-yard sprint time of 4.49 seconds, a vertical jump of 38 inches, and a broad jump of 10’6″.

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According to Adam Schefter of ESPN, former Auburn Tigers and New England Patriots defensive back Brandon King has agreed to a one-year contract with the Indianapolis Colts. The athlete’s agent Sean Stellato reveals the news public.

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He won two Super Bowls with the Patriots before becoming a free agency this offseason. The Indianapolis Colts have agreed to a contract with the former Auburn Tiger. King was an important member of Bill Belichick’s special team line-up. However, injuries forced him to miss the 2019 and 2020 seasons. As a Patriot, he appeared in 85 regular season and postseason games.

On the defensive side of the ball, King saw very sporadic play. Despite being categorized as a linebacker and having previous experience as a defensive back, the Auburn alum featured only two snaps outside the kicking game during his seven-year tenure in New England.

He will now resume his NFL career in Indianapolis. Brandon King adds a distinct dimension to the special teams unit. He will probably take over the role that Matthew Adams carried in past seasons.

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Pavitra Shome

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Pavitra Shome is an NFL author at EssentiallySports. Currently pursuing his M.A.

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