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Ravens notes: Safety Bernard Pollard giddy to be joining team

Almost 24 hours after Bernard Pollard pointed himself toward Baltimore on a red-eye flight from the west coast — and three hours after jumping into his first Ravens practice — the veteran safety was still giddy about his new team.

"Well, I caught the red-eye at 10:40 [Wednesday night], and didn't get here until 6:50, 7 o'clock this morning," Pollard said. "I'm ready to play. I don't care what I have to do. I try to prove something to myself every year. I want to suit up, and I want to help this team win. I really do. The organization is tremendous. We're blessed to have talent. I'm excited, because I know the history here, I know the rivalry they...

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