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  • Brian Poole: Released off injured reserve

    The Saints released Poole (undisclosed) off injured reserve Tuesday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Poole landed on injured reserve with the unspecified injury in late August, but he's now been released. The veteran cornerback is now free to sign elsewhere once he can pass a physical examination.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Set for surgery

    Poole has been ruled out for the rest of the 2020 season and will undergo shoulder surgery, Ethan B. Greenberg of the Jets' official site reports. Poole was placed on injured reserve Tuesday due to knee and shoulder injuries, but Thursday's news speaks to the severity of the latter issue. Bless Austin (neck) and Bryce Hall are expected to be the team's starting cornerbacks for Sunday's game against the Chargers, but the how the secondary will be configured beyond Sunday remains to be seen.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: All clear Wednesday

    Poole (undisclosed) was a full participant during Wednesday's practice. Poole had been missing part of training camp while dealing with a severe reaction to dehydration but appears to be back to full health. The 27-year-old is coming off a season with 59 tackles (48 solo), one interception and five pass breakups in 2019, but he's expected to handle more of a depth role now that he's healthy behind Blessuan Austin and Pierre Desir.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Still unable to practice fully

    Poole hasn't practiced with pads since suffering a severe reaction to dehydration on the first day of training camp, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Poole apparently has an undisclosed medical condition that made his reaction to dehydration so severe, and while he's been able to get on the field, the cornerback will need more time before being a full practice participant. The 27-year-old was superb for the Jets last year and was rewarded with a one-year, $5 million contract extension in March, so he's expected to log a major workload again this year, primarily as the team's top slot cornerback.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Inks one-year extension

    Poole agreed Wednesday with the Jets on a one-year, $5 million contract extension, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Poole's contract is fully guaranteed, per Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News, essentially making this a valuable prove-it deal. While playing primarily out of the slot in 2019, the 27-year-old was one of the more consistent performers in New York's secondary.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Suiting up Sunday

    Poole (ankle) is active for Sunday's divisional contest against the Bills, Ralph Vacchiano of SportsNet New York reports. Poole was officially listed as questionable for Sunday's season finale in Buffalo, but he was always expected to take the field. He'll likely play his usual role as the Jets' top slot cornerback Week 17.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Trending in right direction

    Poole (ankle) is expected to play in Week 17 against the Bills despite being officially listed as questionable, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. Poole was a late addition to the injury report Thursday because of the ankle issue, and as evidenced by this news, doesn't face any real danger of missing the season finale. Should he face a setback, however, Nate Hairston and Darryl Roberts would be the primary beneficiaries to see an increase in snaps.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Limited Thursday

    Poole was limited in Thursday's practice due to an ankle injury. Poole wasn't listed on Wednesday's injury report, indicating that his ankle issue may have been sustained during weekly practices. In any case, he doesn't yet appear to be in any danger of missing Sunday's regular-season finale against the Bills.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Questionable for Sunday

    Poole (concussion) is questionable for Sunday's game against the Steelers. Poole missed the last two games due to the concussion and worked as a limited practice participant this week. The 27-year-old will need to fully clear the concussion protocol to be able to play Sunday.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Will miss second straight game

    Poole (concussion) is ruled out for Thursday's matchup against the Ravens, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Poole was sidelined for the short practice week, so it's not surprising that he'll miss his second straight game. The 27-year-old has been a serviceable slot corner this year, allowing 7.4 yards per target and three touchdowns over 12 games. Poole is just one of the key injuries in New York's secondary -- Jamal Adams (ankle) and Arthur Maulet (calf) are both doubtful -- so the team's inevitable struggles against the Ravens could get worse.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Ruled out for Week 14

    Poole (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Dolphins. Poole didn't practice at all during the week and still has to pass the concussion protocol. It will be the first game the 27-year-old has missed this season.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Battling concussion

    Poole is in concussion protocol, Connor Hughes of The Athletic reports. Poole left this past Sunday's game against the Bengals in the first half to be checked for a concussion, but he ended up returning just a few drives later. The 27-year-old is officially in the league's protocol now, so he'll get cleared to have a chance at playing Sunday against the Dolphins.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Back in action

    Poole (head) returned to Sunday's game against the Bengals, Brian Costello of the New York Post reports. Poole cleared concussion testing and resumed his role as the team's main slot corner. The 27-year-old is looking to build on the 50 tackles, five pass breakups and interception he's recorded this year.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Big tackling day

    Poole registered 12 tackles (10 solo) and a pass breakup in Sunday's 30-14 loss to the Patriots. Poole only had four tackles through the first two games, but he played 71 of 77 possible defensive snaps (92 percent) since Trumaine Johnson was benched for most of this contest. His IDP value isn't consistent enough to be considered on a weekly basis, although performances like this are in his arsenal. The Jets play again in two weeks versus the Eagles.
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  • Jets' Brian Poole: Returns from NFI list

    Poole (undisclosed) was removed from the non-football injury list Thursday. Poole moved to the NFI list earlier this week with the unspecified injury, but it apparently wasn't a serious issue. The 26-year-old had a productive season at nickel corner for the Jets in 2018 with 74 tackles (53 solo), three sacks and three interceptions.
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  • Falcons' Brian Poole: Three interceptions in 2018

    Poole tallied 74 tackles (53 solo), including three sacks, and six passes defensed, including three interceptions, across 16 games in 2018. Poole had his best season as a pro in 2018, setting career marks in every category except passes defensed. He's operated as the team's nickel cornerback behind starters Robert Alford and Desmond Trufant. Barring a roster shift at the position, Poole will figure to play a similar role for the team in 2019.
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  • Falcons' Brian Poole: Dons no-contact jersey

    Poole (thumb, toe) was listed as a limited participant for Thursday's practice, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Poole has been limited in consecutive practices to start the practice week, but desperate times call for desperate measures. Atlanta is extremely thin in the defensive backfield with season-ending injuries to Ricardo Allen (Achilles) and Keanu Neal (knee). Going up against Andy Dalton and Cincinnati's 12th-ranked passing offense, the Falcons will want Poole in the lineup so long as it does not come with a high probability of re-injury.
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  • Falcons' Brian Poole: Could potentially shift to safety

    Head coach Dan Quinn mentioned that Poole may shift to safety with recent injuries to Keanu Neal (knee) and Ricardo Allen (Achilles), D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The Falcons defense has been absolutely ravaged by injury just three weeks into the 2018 season, and the safety position is no exception. Poole is a versatile defensive back with ability to both cover out of the slot and rush the passer, meaning he may be the most sensible option for Quinn to shift from cornerback to safety. Atlanta has some flexibility at cornerback, where the team can potentially shuffle Robert Alford to nickelback in place of Poole, while activating rookie Isaiah Oliver as a starter.
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  • Falcons' Brian Poole: Striving to retain nickelback job

    Poole will enter training camp Friday with the goal of holding off Isaiah Oliver and Damontae Kazee for the Falcons' nickelback role, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. Since entering the league in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Florida, Poole has been the Falcons' primary defender against slot receivers, accruing 121 tackles and 14 pass deflections over 31 regular-season games. The Falcons are deep at cornerback, having selected Oliver in the second round of the draft to go along with returning starters Desmond Trufant and Robert Alford. Given the abundance of talent at the position, it's probable that the 25-year-old Poole will see a drop in the 53.5 percent snap share he enjoyed in 2017.
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  • Falcons' Brian Poole: Good to go Thursday

    Poole (back) participated fully Wednesday and doesn't carry an injury designation for Thursday's game against the Saints. The Falcons once looked like they could be low on cornerback depth for the short week, but with Desmond Trufant clearing the NFL's concussion protocol and Poole showing improved health, the team will have all of its key secondary contributors in the fold. Look for Poole, who has collected 48 tackles and has broken up four passes in 11 games this season, to step back in as the Falcons' nickel cornerback following a one-game absence.
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