Patriots Working Out CBs Brian Poole & De’Vante Bausby

According to Doug Kyed, the Patriots are hosting cornerbacks Brian Poole and De’Vante Bausby for workouts on Wednesday. 

Poole, 29, wound up signing on with the Falcons as an undrafted free agent out of Florida back in 2016. He managed to make the 53-man roster in each of his first three seasons.

Poole was in line to be a restricted free agent when the Falcons declined to tender him a contract. He later signed a one-year contract worth $3.5 million with the Jets for the 2019 season and returned to New York on another one-year deal worth $5 million last year. 

The Saints signed Poole during training camp this year but he was later placed on injured reserve and then released. 

In 2020, Poole appeared in nine games for the Jets and recorded 44 tackles, one sack, two interceptions, and seven passes defended. Pro Football Focus had him rated as the No. 11 cornerback out of 121 qualifying players. 

Bausby, 28, originally signed on with the Chiefs as an undrafted free agent out of Pittsburgh State back in May of 2015. He lasted just over a month in Kansas City before he waived and later signed to the Bears’ practice squad.

Bausby signed on with the Chiefs in 2017 but was cut loose at the start of the regular season. The Eagles signed him to their practice squad and he was on and off of their roster in 2018. 

The Broncos signed Bausby to a one-year contract last year and re-signed him to another one-year deal last offseason. He was released coming out of training camp before later being promoted off their practice squad. 

Denver released Bausby midseason and he signed on with the Cardinals soon after. He had a stint with the Raiders this past offseason but was cut again coming out of camp. 

In 2020, Bausby appeared in 11 games for the Broncos and Cardinals and recorded 21 total tackles games, no interceptions and five passes defended.

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