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Monday, November 14, 2011
Pool not sure about Thursday

By Ian Begley

The Jets didn't practice on Monday. But if they did, Brodney Pool wouldn't have been out there. The safety is still feeling the effects of a sprained left knee that kept him out of Sunday night's loss to New England.

Pool is making improvement but is unsure about his availability for Thursday's game against Denver. He ran "a little bit" last week but has to check with team doctors before getting back on the practice field.

"It depends on how my leg feels tomorrow and what I do and what the trainers, how they feel about it," Pool said when asked about playing against Denver.

The Jets missed Pool's presence on Sunday night. The secondary was stretched thin with having to cover Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez and Deion Branch.

Reserve Donald Strickland was burned a few times by Gronkowski, who finished with two touchdowns. No one's saying Pool would have shut Gronkowski down, but he could have helped.