After making a couple of big splashes early in free agency, the Jets stayed active with the signing of a Poole. Cornerback Brian Poole, who played his first three professional seasons with the Atlanta Falcons, has agreed to a contract with the Green & White.
An undrafted free agent out of Florida in 2016, Poole appeared in 47 contests with the Falcons while totaling 196 tackles, 20 pass defenses, five sacks and four interceptions. He is coming off the best season of his career as the 5’9”, 213-pounder set personal-bests with 74 tackles, three interceptions and three sacks.
The Jets were in need of some experience at the nickel position after Buster Skrine departed in free agency and signed with the Chicago Bears. Poole will be reunited with safety Marcus Maye as the two former Gators patrolled the secondary together at UF.
“I feel like it’s definitely an organization that’s going in the right direction," Poole said. "I feel like we have a lot of young pieces in place to really be successful.”