Poole's career has been plagued by hamstring injuries, and some reports suggest he may retire from pro football. Poole has played five years in the NFL, and has 96 career catches for 1,734 yards and 11 touchdowns. He has logged 26 starts for New Orleans (1997-2000) and Denver (2001).
Poole would have faced an uphill battle to make the Bucs roster with the offseason additions of Keenan McCardell, Joe Jurevicius and third-round draft pick Marquise Walker further crowding the receiver position.
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