Concussions won't end Brodney Pool's career

When Cleveland Browns safety Brodney Pool’s 2009 season ended because of concussions, there was speculation that the problem was so severe that he could be forced to retire at the age of 25.

But Pool’s agent says he’s going to keep playing.

“Brodney absolutely intends on playing football for many years to come,” agent Ben Dogra wrote in an e-mail to the Cleveland Plain Dealer. “He has been checked out and has a clean bill of health. He is anxious to play football in 2010.”

Pool is a free agent, but with only five years of NFL experience, he will be a restricted free agent heading into the off-season of the uncapped 2010. Per the Plain Dealer, the Browns will tender him at either the second-round level, which would mean a one-year contract worth $1.276 million, or the first-round level, which would be $2.621 million.

Pool had played in 11 games, starting 10, before the fourth concussion of his career ended his season in December.