The Jets have placed slot corner Brian Poole on injured reserve. The move was announced yesterday along with the team’s release of fellow slot corner Pierre Desir.
Poole suffered a knee injury in the Jets’ last game, a Week 9 loss to the Patriots. Manish Mehta reports that Poole is also dealing with a shoulder injury.
Jets place CB Brian Poole, who was dealing with a shoulder issue (along with knee), on IR.— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) November 17, 2020
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Poole is one of the few solid players the Jets have on defense. Losing him will weaken a unit that is already pretty weak.
That said, this season is a lost cause. There isn’t much of a reason for players to take the field when injured. It is probably best for all parties involved to wait until everybody is fully healthy to play again.
Poole is set to be a free agent after this season. The Jets will have an interesting decision to make. He has been effective in his two seasons with the team, but money is always a factor. It might come down to whether the Jets believe they have a viable replacement on the roster.