Bernard Pollard is getting released by the Baltimore Ravens. Pollard will take a physical and then get released by the Ravens on Wednesday (March 13) in yet another move to go in a different direction. According to a report from ESPN, it was actually Pollard that broke the news himself.
Taking to Twitter, Pollard stated, "Well Raven Nation it's been fun. My time in Baltimore is done... Thank you!" The team hasn't given a specific reason why the 29-year-old is being released, but he joins a growing list of players that won't return to the Super Bowl winner.
In addition to Pollard, the Ravens have released guard Bobbie Williams, traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the San Francisco 49ers, and have lost linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger in free agency. That's in addition to the retirements of linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk this offseason.
Last season for the Ravens, Pollard posted 98 tackles, two sacks, an interception, and six pass deflections. He also forced the key fumble against the New England Patriots in the AFC Championship Game that helped push the Ravens into the Super Bowl.
With the release of Bernard Pollard by the Baltimore Ravens, the free agency pool just got a little better. Pollard will soon be available to sign for any franchise in the market for a new safety.
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