Poole visited the Jets and the Falcons before finally agreeing to terms with the Jets. He's coming off of a 74-tackle, three-interception season for Atlanta in 2018 and will figure to serve as a nickel corner once again in 2019.
Poole is an unrestricted free agent after not being tendered by the Falcons and visited the Jets on Wednesday, Tiffany Blackmon of NFL Network reports.
Poole had 74 tackles (53 solo), three interceptions and three sacks as a nickelback for the Falcons last year, but the team apparently wanted to look elsewhere. Th 26-year-old could fill a similar role if he signs with New York following the departure of Buster Skrine.
Poole doesn't expect to be tendered as a restricted free agent, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports.
It seems the Falcons have already notified the 26-year-old cornerback of their intention to let him test the open market. Poole is coming off a 2018 campaign in which he piled up 74 tackles (53 solo), three interceptions and three sacks from the nickelback spot, but his work in coverage apparently didn't impress the Atlanta front office. He may have to settle for a No. 4/5 cornerback job if other teams have a similar assessment.
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.
Poole had seven tackles (three solo), an interception and a fumble recovery in Sunday's win over the Panthers.
Poole has been heavily active over the last three games with 19 tackles (12 solo), two interceptions, a sack and a fumble recovery. The 26-year-old played 77 of 91 defensive snaps Sunday, second only to Desmond Trufant among Atlanta cornerbacks.
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