Brandon King is staying with the New England Patriots for the foreseeable future.

After signing him to a two-year, $2.6 million deal last offseason, New England has decided to extend King through the 2021 season with a deal worth $3.5 million. King, a former reserve defensive back at Auburn, is listed as a linebacker on the Patriots’ roster, but has yet to play on defense, only special teams. Core special teams players like King are relatively rare in the NFL, but he’s clearly found a good home with the Patriots.

“He’s excited,” King’s agent, Sean Stellato, told the Boston Herald. “He’s very fortunate to have the Patriots extend him. This is where he wants to be. They see the value in him from a special-teams standpoint. … We’re thankful to the organization they put a premium on special teams.”