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Brodney Pool Among Two Players Waived; Club Also Adds Two
OXNARD, Calif. – The free safety competition has likely been settled here just a week into training camp.
Pool has been released Monday morning, along with cornerback Isaac Madison.
But the biggest news centers on Pool, a veteran safety brought in to add some experience to the position. He was regarded as an insurance policy, but also a player with familiarity to the staff, considering he played in Cleveland under defensive coordinator Rob Ryan and current defensive backs coach Jerome Henderson.
But Pool was a non-factor in the summer practices and then failed his conditioning test, forcing him to miss the first three days of practice.
That opened the door even wider for Church, who has arguably been one of the best defensive players in practice over the first week.
For Pool, who worked only with the second-team defense, he’s not much of a special teams player so if he didn’t get the starting job, he became expendable.