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Brodney Pool: Stay or Go? Part 1: Introduction

Brodney Pool spent his first five years in the league with the team that took him in the second round of the 2005 NFL Draft, the Cleveland Browns. His first real starting experience actually came at cornerback for the Browns in 2006 when injuries forced the former Oklahoma Sooner into the lineup.

He started at safety for Cleveland from 2007 to 2009, playing solid but unspectacular football. Much like the first half of the 2010 season with the Jets, he did not do a whole lot to stand out in either a good or a bad way. He did suffer four concussions in that time, which was likely a factor in the Browns letting him go after 2009.

The Jets signed him to a one year deal with the intention of having Brodney replace Kerry Rhodes. He had something of an up and down season for Gang Green and is now a free agent once again. While under the radar, Brodney is another starter on whom the team must make a decision.