CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA - DECEMBER 23: Brian Poole #34 of the Atlanta Falcons tries to stop D.J. Moore #12 of the Carolina Panthers during their game at Bank of America Stadium on December 23, 2018 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
Photo: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images

Falcons won’t tender Brian Poole 

Cornerback Brian Poole, who has been the Falcons’ primary nickel back for the past three seasons, won’t receive a restricted-free-agent tender from the team.

The news was first reported by Pro Football Talk on Friday morning, and the Falcons soon confirmed the report. Poole also tweeted the news.


In 2018, the original-round tender was $1.907 million, the second-round tender was $2.914 million and the first-round tender was $4.149 million.

Poole, who made the team as an undrafted free agent from Florida, played in 47 games and made 21 starts over the past three seasons. 

He had 195 tackles and four interceptions. Falcons coach Dan Quinn said that he planned to look at Damontae Kazee at nickel back. 

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