DENVER, Aug. 13 (UPI) -- The Denver Broncos Wednesday signed 12-year veteran cornerback Tyrone Poole to a contract. No terms were not disclosed.
Poole is rejoining Denver after playing the 2002 season in the Mile High City.
His signing comes at a time the Broncos secondary is down two starters due to injury. Cornerback Champ Bailey has a bad hamstring and safety Hamza Abdullah a groin strain.
A first-round pick by the Carolina Panthers in 1995, Poole tried out in the Houston Texans' 2007 training camp, but could not latch on with another team after he was released.
In 11 NFL seasons, the 5-foot-8 inch, 190-pounder has 477 tackles, 18 interceptions, six sacks, nine forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries in 142 games.
The other teams Poole has played for are Indianapolis and New England.
He started for the New England Patriots in Super Bowl XXXVIII against Carolina.
During the 2003 season, he made 16 starts for Carolina, and equaled the Panthers' regular-season interception lead with a career-high six.