Adam Schefter reported on twitter that the New York Jets didn’t waste any time replacing Safety Kerry Rhodes. They signed former Cleveland Brown, Brodney Pool.
Jets reached agreement on a one-year, $1.3 million deal with former Browns S Brodney Pool.
Pool, who is 25 years old, was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the second round of the 2005 NFL draft. He has had a history of concussions so this move is not without risk. In December ESPN.com wrote:
Pool has started 10 games this season and 49 since the Browns selected him in the second round of the 2005 draft out of Oklahoma. In Sunday’s 16-7 loss, Pool was injured early in the second half. He walked off the field, was escorted to the locker room and did not return to the sideline.
Pool’s situation has many of his teammates concerned about his health — and their own. With concussions a hot topic in the league, players are learning more about the dangers of head injuries and their lasting effects.
The Jets have done a good job of filling needs this off season despite being limited when it comes to unrestricted free agents. NFL.com ran an article that says the NY Jets were the biggest winner so far because of their moves freeing up salary (Jones, Rhodes) and adding talent (Cromartie).
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