Brodney Pool: Stay or Go? Part 3: Concussion History

EAST RUTHERFORD NJ - DECEMBER 12: Chad Henne #7 of the Miami Dolphins passes under pressure from Brodney Pool #22 of the New York Jets at New Meadowlands Stadium on December 12 2010 in East Rutherford New Jersey. (Photo by Nick Laham/Getty Images)

Brodney Pool has a significant history with concussions. He reportedly suffered at least four with Cleveland. That is scary because a history makes one more susceptible to subsequent injuries. The league is also much stricter in dealing with head injuries in the past so a guy with a history who suffers one could be out for a while. Pool does have a physical style of play as well that increases the risk.

This actually might work in the favor of the Jets. The team has plenty of free agents who will command a lot of money. An injury history coupled with a reputation of not being a big play guy could depress Pool's value and make him a relative bargain. The Jets are going to have to find a starting safety whether or not it is Brodney. Given his play at the end of 2010, there seems to be some value there.

Did anybody see anything to suggest he would be in for a big raise after the year he had coupled with his past?

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