With a lot of questions swirling around the New England Patriots, as the league's free agency period creeps closer and closer, the team has made a move to retain one of their top special teams players.

The team re-signed special teams star and defensive back Brandon King to a two-year deal, Thursday, according to ESPN's Field Yates.

King would have become a restricted free agent, once the new league year began, had a deal not been struck between the two sides, according to NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry.

The 24-year-old has spent the first three years of his career working as a core special teamer for the Pats and has been a force on kick coverage. Next to special teams captain Matthew Slater, King might be the second best special teamer on the roster. So, while the Pats have yet to make any splashy or sexy moves this offseason, they just helped strengthen their team in a modest way.