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Mike Triplett of ESPN reports that free agent DB Brian Poole has agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Saints, pending physical.
Poole has played mainly as a slot cornerback with the Jets and Falcons, but fills a huge need for the Saints. New Orleans released veteran CB Janoris Jenkins this offseason to create cap space. They then used a third-round draft pick on Stanford CB Paulson Adebo in the 2021 NFL Draft. The Saints could also be without star CB Marshon Lattimore if suspended for his arrest and charge for allegedly receiving a stolen handgun. Poole gives the Saints both depth and more options, but regardless how he’s used his presence will be felt in New Orleans.
Slot CB Brian Poole recorded five solo tackles, one assisted tackle, one interception, and two passes defensed in the Atlanta Falcons' Week 6 win against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Poole has been abused all year long by opposing offenses, but showed some fight in this one. He'll continue to get opportunities to make plays as teams target him, but don't expect this kind of production very often.
Atlanta Falcons defensive back Brian Poole led the secondary with six solo tackles and one assisted in Week Two as they held on to secure the win over the Carolina Panthers Sunday. Poole added a sack for good measure.
IDP owners might be able to see this type of production from Poole until some of the teams injured replayers return later in the season.
DB Brian Poole is inactive with a back injury for Week 13 against Minnesota.
With CB Desmond Trufant had already been ruled out earlier so this will give Minnesota a boost in the passing game this contest. But expectations for top-tier performances for their wide receivers should be tempered. Atlanta is fully equipped to make the needed adjustments to hamper their receivers.
DB Brian Poole had a combined nine tackles and two passes defended. The effort helped lead Atlanta's secondary to hold Matt Stafford to 25/45 for 264 yards and an 80.2 passer rating.
Something that fantasy owners might want to pay attention to with Poole is the fact that he now leads the entire Atlanta defense in total combined tackles (22) thru the first three weeks. This fact makes him a prime player to inserted into lineups on a weekly basis.