Patriots cut veteran cornerback Poole

Updated: March 16, 2006, 2:21 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Veteran cornerback Tyrone Poole, who started for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII but then suffered through two straight seasons of injuries, was released Thursday, ESPN.com has learned.


The release, which will become official later Thursday afternoon, will make Poole a free agent. The move also saves the Patriots, who have spent the past two years developing younger cornerbacks, a little more than $2 million in salary cap space.

Poole, 34, has appeared ...

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