New Orleans Saints News: Brian Poole is excellent late-offseason addition

Brian Poole (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images)
Brian Poole (Photo by Sarah Stier/Getty Images) /

In the most recent New Orleans Saints news (and boy has it been a doozy these past few days), it’s been announced that cornerback Brian Poole is planning to join the Who Dat crew.

Josina Anderson tweeted the news on early Monday morning and this is fabulous news for Saints fans. The team has desperately needed to add a veteran cornerback throughout the offseason but failed to do so other than drafting Paulson Adebo in the third round of this year’s draft.

Saints fans are all too familiar with Poole, as he spent the first three years of his career with division rival Atlanta. He appeared in 47 games and started 21 games during that time, so he’s no stranger to New Orleans by any means.

Poole spent the past two seasons with the Jets and was a nice player for them through 23 total games and 17 starts. The reason Poole was likely still available this late into free agency was due to a knee injury he suffered last November and having to have surgery on that knee.

The New Orleans Saints made an excellent move in signing Brian Poole.

Poole now joins a Saints cornerback room that consists of Marshon Lattimore, Patrick Robinson, and Adebo. Outside of those three, there’s not much to write home about and that’s why this Poole signing was a must for the Saints.

The team had been tied to Richard Sherman throughout the offseason but after his recent legal troubles, signing him was no longer an option. There were still plenty of names to consider, though, and Poole was one of the best cornerbacks still sitting on the free agent market. Now he’s a member of the New Orleans Saints.

The last time we saw Poole on the field, he posted 44 tackles, two interceptions, and one sack through his nine games and seven starts with the Jets. He’ll join the Saints just in time for training camp and should be an immediate contributor for this secondary.

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Welcome to New Orleans, Brian Poole! Saints fans can’t wait to watch you help out this defense in 2021.