Although strong safety Bernard Pollard has already declared he'll play Sunday night against the New England Patriots despite a rib contusion, Harbaugh wasn't definitive on his status.

“We will see about Bernard,” he said. “He's got a little rib deal in there. It's just going to come down to him and how he can deal with that pain.”


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Harbaugh praised rookie kicker Justin Tucker, who connected on field goals from 56, 51 and 48 yards. “He did a great job,” he said. “The thing I like about 'Tuck' is he's workmanlike. It's never too big for him, so he's off to a good start.” ... The Patriots recently signed former Ravens rookie safety Cyhl Quarles to the practice squad recently. Will Bill Belichick glean any insight from Quarles, or the Ravens from former Patriots safety James Ihedigbo? “They signed a guy, Cyhl Quarles, so I'm sure he's being put under the bright lights right now being interrogated,” Harbaugh said with a laugh. “There's always value to that, sure.”