Jets re-sign S Brodney Pool to 1-year deal

FLORHAM PARK, NJ — Let’s get  the gang back together. Gang Green that is. After locking up key players to last year’s run to the AFC Championship game like Santonio Holmes, Antonio Cromartie, Eric Smith, Nick Folk and David Harris, the Jets have announced they will be bringing back safety Brodney Pool on a one year deal, per Lisa Zimmerman.

The terms of the deal have yet to be released, but it is believed to be at the terms of the Jets and not Pool. After the team signed Eric Smith to a three-year deal, many believed that Pool’s one-year tenure with the Jets would come to end as the team stated that Smith would be the starter heading into the season.

New York Daily News reporter Manish Mehta, just didn’t see Pool returning. He tweeted this on July 30th.

#Jets simply can’t afford to keep safety Brodney Pool. He will get a more lucrative deal elsewhere. #nyj

Reports have come out that the Jets have re-signed free safety Brodney Pool to a one-year deal on Wednesday, August 3, 2011. (JetsInsider.com Photo).

And there was no reason to see why he wouldn’t have gotten a better deal elsewhere. He started out last season unable to finish a full practice and eventually missed the first game of the season against the Baltimore Ravens. But after a Week 13 season-ending injury to safety Jim Leonhard, Pool played very well in his place. It seemed he finally began to grasp the nuances of Rex Ryan’s comprehensive defensive schemes. The Cowboys and Lions were both believed to be in pursuit of Pool.

With the re-signing of Pool, that leaves only DE Shaun Ellis, S James Ihedigbo and WR Braylon Edwards the only players to not be brought back the by team. According to Mehta, Ellis’s agent Mitch Frankel said that Ellis would like to return to the team and end his career a Jet, but for now he’s contemplating his options. Frankel would go on to say that the Jets have a deal on the table for Ellis, a one-year deal at the veteran’s minimum (roughly $900K).

As for Ihedigbo, a fan favorite, and Edwards, who was pivotal down the stretch for the offense, Ryan keeps reiterating that he’d love to have everyone back, as long as it’s at the the price the Jets like. As we get further and further away from the start of training camp we’ve beginning to see numerous one-year deals where there’s just not the market there was a week or two ago. So the possibility of the two returning to the Jets could be in their favor.

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2 Responses to “Jets re-sign S Brodney Pool to 1-year deal”

  1. Scott Says:

    “With the re-signing of Pool, that leaves only DE Shaun Ellis, S James Ihedigbo and WR Braylon Edwards the only players to not be brought back the by team”

    Well, I guess if you ignore the free agents that were somewhat desirable and have found a new home already, such as Brad Smith, Steve Weatherford and Drew Coleman.

    So the comment really should be “…the only players that are still available to not be brought back by the team”

  2. Wesley Sykes Says:

    Yeah, you’re right. But Brad Smith, whether the Jets wanted him back or not, commanded too much on the market — deeming him undesirable to the Jets. Plus, you had to figure he was out of the picture after they drafted TCU WR Jeremey Kerley. Westoff has a masterful special teams schemes and believes he can plug anyone back there, and given his advanced blocking schemes, be successful.

    Weatherford, on the other hand, I just don’t understand. He was HUGE for the Jets defense and, at times, was the Jets best weapon. Believe it or not. And with Wilson having a second year under his belt and signing Donald Strickland, and Lowery, Drew Coleman probably wouldn’t have seen as much playing time. I’d rather have Lowery and Wilson over Coleman.

    It’s impossible for teams to re-sign EVERYONE. But for the most part, the Jets have done a pretty darn good job at keeping the players THEY wanted to keep.