The New England Patriots lost four games in the regular season, and now may be the perfect time for a change. Head coach Bill Belichick likes his team and appreciates everything the guys do. Well, the Patriots worked out a defensive back to address the cornerback position. Drew Rosenhaus confirmed that the team has worked out his client Brian Poole right after promoting six-year player Myles Bryant from the practice unit to the active roster. The veteran may be a good fit for the team at this point.
Poole joined the Patriots on Wednesday. Of course, this workout is no guarantee that he will get a contract with the team. One thing stands for sure. The Patriots took notice of his potential and maybe they will use Poole to boost their position.
Patriots need a talented defensive back
Poole went undrafted out of Florida and joined the Atlanta Falcons in 2016. He played with the team for three seasons and saw action in 52 regular season and playoff games. Poole had four interceptions and fumble recoveries each. In 2019, he signed a deal with the New York Jets in free agency and saw action in 23 games while adding three interceptions to his portfolio.
In 2021, Poole left the Jets to join the New Orleans Saints. The team placed him on injured reserve in August and cut him last week.
The Patriots could use Poole to add depth to the cornerback unit. This workout doesn’t come as a surprise and Poole may help the Patriots get ready for the upcoming game against the New York Jets.
Belichick has J.C. Jackson and Jalen Mills on the outside, and Jonathan Jones is in the slot. That’s all. Joejuan Williams and Myles Bryant have yet to earn a big role and provide consistency. Rookie Shaun Wade doesn’t have much experience and missed two weeks due to a concussion. Justin Bethel is special teamer.
Getting someone like Poole is a good deal for the team. This would be a cost-effective move and the team could benefit a lot.