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Hank Poteat | Defensive Back

Team: Cleveland Browns
Age / DOB:  (38) / 8/31/1977
Ht / Wt:  5'10' / 195
College: Pittsburgh
Drafted: 2000 / Rd. 3 (77) / PIT

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Browns signed CB Hank Poteat, formerly of the Jets.
A loyal Eric Mangini follower, Poteat had 41 tackles and two picks as New York's on-and-off again nickel back last season. He'll compete for the same role in Cleveland. Poteat can also play special teams and safety in a pinch. Mon, Mar 9, 2009 09:09:00 PM

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Jets re-signed CB Hank Poteat and waived G/C Will Montgomery.

Poteat could push for nickel duty right away, as he knows the scheme.
Thu, Sep 25, 2008 01:22:00 PM

The Rams worked out free agent CBs Hank Poteat and Fernando Bryant on Tuesday.

The over-30 journeymen were cut by the Jets and Patriots, respectively, on Saturday. The Rams clearly are concerned with Fakhir Brown's shoulder.
Wed, Sep 3, 2008 12:27:00 AM

Jets re-signed CB Hank Poteat.

They just can't quit him. Since joining the Jets two seasons ago, Poteat has fifteen starts, with nine of them coming last season. He has a legitimate shot at starting opposite Darrelle Revis in 2008.
Tue, May 6, 2008 03:50:00 PM

The Jets are close re-signing veteran free agent CB Hank Poteat.

The Jets don't have a clear cut starter opposite Darrelle Revis, and Poteat started eight games last season. The team also remains interested in DB Ty Law, but his return to New York seems unlikely at this point.
Fri, May 2, 2008 09:40:00 AM

The Jets are reportedly still interested in re-signing free agent Hank Poteat.

Dewayne Robertson's $11 million cap figure is restricting them from offering Poteat more than the NFL minimum. He's drawn no interest elsewhere.
Thu, Apr 10, 2008 11:00:00 AM

The Patriots are in discussions with free agent CB Hank Poteat.

New England still has the draft, but is presently looking very weak at corner. Poteat, who was a starter for the Jets last season, knows the system well.
Thu, Mar 6, 2008 11:39:00 AM

Jets re-signed CB Hank Poteat to a one-year, $635,000 contract.

Poteat is picked up during the season every year by the Pats or Jets, so Eric Mangini is getting the move out of the way early. He started some games in 2006, but New York will hope he's a reserve next season.
Tue, Feb 20, 2007 05:49:00 PM

Hank Poteat is the Jets' starting right cornerback.

He got the nod over David Barrett and rookie Drew Coleman, opposite Andre Dyson. The Jets need to upgrade this position at some point.
Mon, Nov 27, 2006 10:07:00 AM

Jets signed CB Hank Poteat, formerly of the Patriots.

Poteat will now play the Dolphins in back-to-back weeks after being with the Patriots in Week 5. He could play a major role in a New York secondary that has been like musical chairs opposite Andre Dyson.
Tue, Oct 10, 2006 09:49:00 PM

Patriots released CB Hank Poteat.

As usual, he'll probably be back. ``With Hank, we signed a couple of people there that played well on special teams," coach Bill Belichick said. ``I'm sure it's a possibility, like we've seen before, that guys who leave the team could come back to it."
Tue, Oct 10, 2006 09:56:00 AM

Patriots re-signed CB Hank Poteat.

Poteat was briefly a Jet, but we knew he'd be back in New England at some point. He takes the roster spot of Randall Gay (injured reserve).
Wed, Sep 27, 2006 10:39:00 AM

Patriots worked out CBs Ray Mickens, Hank Poteat and Ray Walls Tuesday.

New England may be looking for reinforcements before playing the Bengals.
Tue, Sep 26, 2006 11:09:00 PM

Jets signed CB Hank Poteat, formerly of the Patriots.

Eric Mangini continues to make the Jets New England South. Poteat could make the team as the fifth corner.
Fri, Sep 1, 2006 06:45:00 PM

Patriots released CB Hank Poteat, ILB Freddie Roach, WR Rich Musinski, WR Keron Henry, OL Brian Barthelmes, and OL Nick Steitz.

Poteat has played in some big spots in New England and may get a phone call during the season if injuries hit the Patriots' secondary again.
Tue, Aug 29, 2006 12:14:00 PM

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