The New York Jets and cornerback Brian Poole have agreed on a one-year deal worth $3.5 million, a person with direct knowledge of the contract told The Associated Press.
The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because the team had not announced the deal.
Poole played his first three NFL seasons with Atlanta, but the Falcons did not tender him a contract as a restricted free agent — making him an unrestricted free agent and free to sign elsewhere.
The 26-year-old Poole has four career interceptions and five sacks. Signed in 2016 as an undrafted free agent out of Florida, he had his best season last year when he set career highs with three interceptions, three sacks and 74 total tackles.
Poole will likely replace Buster Skrine as the Jets’ nickel corner. Skrine signed with Chicago as a free agent after four seasons in New York.
The Arizona Cardinals added another piece to their rebuilt offensive line, signing Max Garcia to a one-year contract. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 27-year-old Garcia is coming off a torn ACL suffered in practice last November. He’s expected to provide depth behind starting guards Justin Pugh and J.R. Sweezy if he recovers from the injury and makes the team.
Garcia played the past four seasons with the Denver Broncos, starting 41 of 57 games. He started all 32 games at left guard for the Broncos between 2016-17 after playing all 16 games as a rookie.
Garcia also played three playoff games, including Super Bowl 50. He was a fourth-round pick out of Florida in the 2015 NFL draft.