Report: Ravens reach agreement with safety Pollard
By Jamison Hensley
Aug 03, 2011 at 6:23 PM
The Ravens have reached an agreement with safety Bernard Pollard, according to Sports Radio 610 in Houston.
Pollard, 26, would provide experienced depth to the Ravens' secondary that lost Dawan Landry to Jacksonville and has Tom Zbikowski (skin condition) on the non-football illness list.
A four-year starter in the NFL, Pollard recorded over 100 tackles in his past two seasons with the Houston Texans. He is considered a strong hitter and blitzer, but he struggles in pass coverage.
Last season, Pollard had as many forced fumbles (four) as passes broken up (five). He was part of a Texans pass defense that ranked last in the NFL.Pollard made an impression on the Ravens last December when he came unblocked from the blind side and sacked Joe Flacco.
Pollard is best known for hitting Tom Brady below the knee, which ended the Patriots quarterback's 2008 season. That hit is now illegal in the NFL.