The Baltimore Ravens released safety Bernard Pollard last week a bit after the free agency period started.
Pollard started 26 games in the regular season since he arrived in Baltimore two years ago. Prior to that, Pollard was with the Houston Texans for two years and the Kansas City Chiefs for three. Pollard has not spent more than three seasons with a team in the NFL. The hard-hitting safety just came to terms to join the Tennessee Titans.
Pollard told ESPN’s Josina Anderson: “I’ve agreed to sign a one-year deal with the Titans,” So why has Pollard had such a hard time staying on a football team?
It’s been reported several times that Pollard is more of a problem than he is worth. He has been claimed to be a complainer and an attention seeker.
Maybe someone the locker room could get tired of before his contract is expired. However, Pollard’s play on the field, is hard to miss.
The seven year pro has 584 total tackles in his career. He is known for being one of the hardest-hitting players in the league. His latest big hit being in the AFC Conference Championship, when Pollard put a punishing blow on Patriots’ running back Stevan Ridley.
Resulting in a fumble, and a Patriots turnover. The Ravens felt that he wasn’t worth the money and problems, but will now have two new starting safeties in 2013.
Ed Reed will start on his new team, the Texans, after spending eleven seasons with Baltimore. Now Pollard will also be in the AFC South with Reed as the newest member of the Titans.