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It didn't take Bernard Pollard long to make a quick impression with the Ravens.

Signed last Thursday to compete with Tom Zbikowski and Haruki Nakamura to start at strong safety, Pollard finished with two tackles and one interception in the team's 13-6 loss to the Philadelphia Eagles in the preseason opener for both teams.

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Pollard's interception occurred late in the second quarter. Eagles rookie quarterback Mike Kafka tried to thread a seam pass to wide receiver Johnnie Lee Higgins, but Pollard stepped in front of the throw and returned it 39 yards to the Ravens' 49-yard line."I was playing back, and you have to help out – do whatever you can to protect your corners and make a play," Pollard said in remarks collected by the team during halftime. We did a great job on that drive, but as a whole, we need to tighten up on some things."

Pollard has been with the team for just a little more than a week, but he said he's developed a comfort level with the defense.

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"It's all about being a pro," he said. "I've been in the league for six years, and it's always good to get out here in the preseason and get things going again. I'm learning, and I'm excited to be a Raven for the upcoming season."

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