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Jets Agree To 1-Year Deal With Safety Brodney Pool

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NEW YORK (WFAN/AP) — Brodney Pool is back in the Jets’ secondary.

According to multiple reports, the Jets agreed to terms on a one-year contract with the veteran safety on Wednesday.

Pool signed with the Jets last offseason after spending his first five NFL seasons with the Cleveland Browns. Pool, 27, had 53 tackles, a sack and an interception in 15 games, including 12 starts, for the Jets.

He adds depth to a position that recently appeared a bit thin for New York. But the Jets re-signed Eric Smith earlier this week, and coach Rex Ryan said he will be one of the team’s starting safeties. Jim Leonhard, the other starter last season, is progressing from a broken leg suffered in December and is expected to be ready for the season opener.

Pool will get lots of playing time after coming on strong late last season, his first in Ryan’s aggressive defensive system. He also contributed on special teams.

The Jets also have Emanuel Cook and recently signed DaJuan Morgan, who previously played for Kansas City and Indianapolis, as safeties with NFL experience. James Ihedigbo, the last of the team’s three free-agent safeties, is still unsigned but could return.

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