Baltimore Ravens Release Bernard Pollard And Patriots Should Sign Pollard

Welcome to Day 2 of Free Agency Frenzy! After an exciting Day 1 in the league, but somewhat a quite day in Foxboro, as of now there has not been much news on the Patriots side. Our “Big 3”  will hopefully be re-signed with us (I’m really hoping so) and our only free agents that headed out of Foxboro in Day 1 were Donald Thomas to Indianapolis Colts and Patrick Chung to Philadelphia Eagles.

Jan 12, 2013; Denver, CO, USA; Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard (31) during the second quarter of the AFC divisional round playoff game against the Denver Broncos at Sports Authority Field. The Ravens won 38-35 in double overtime. Mandatory Credit: Chris Humphreys-USA TODAY Sports

What cheers me up in this hour of Free Agency Frenzy Day 2 is the news that Baltimore Ravens safety Bernard Pollard is out of Baltimore as he said in his Twitter:

“Well Raven Nation it’s been fun. My time in Baltimore is done… Thank you!”

Bernard Pollard signed with the Ravens as an unrestricted free agent back in 2011 and as Spotrac listed he was on a one-year contract for 2013 for a $2.25 million salary. In 2012, Pollard played 13 games and accumulated 98 tackles, 2 sacks and 1 interception.

This news brings a sparkle to my eyes, because I see that as an opportunity for the New England Patriots to sign Bernard Pollard and I think they should.

For one, we need depth in the defense and since Ed Reed more likely will not be  within reach – financially and technically speaking – as Pollard departure was probably an indication that the Ravens wants to make some cap room to keep Ed Reed.

Yes, let’s sign Bernard Pollard! The 6-1, 224-pounder, 28 year-old safety might be the answer to address and complement our defense.

While I’m not a big fan of Pollard, I value his talent and athleticism and the number two reason for signing Pollard is the fact that he won’t be hurting another Patriots player.

That for me, seals the deal.

 

Follow Celia Westbrook on Twitter @celiawestbrook

 

Topics: 2013 NFL Free Agency, Bernard Pollard, New England Patriots

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  • Kurt

    Well, we definitely know he hits hard. That is for sure!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ralph.ruggeri Ralph Ruggeri

    Can you call Bellechick and tell him that Pollard is available. He seems to think that looking at defensive guys who have been in the league for almost a dozen years each is a good thing.

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