Bernard Pollard: Released by Titans, Eagles or Raiders Next?


The Tennessee Titans have released veteran safety Bernard Pollard after his second season with the team. He had one year remaining on his contract with the team.

The 30 year-old safety recently signed a two year extension with the team, which was set to expire after next season. The safety’s season ended after he ruptured his Achilles during a week 5 matchup against the Chicago Bears.

Pollard has 12 career interceptions and 10.5 sacks in his 10 year career.

He was originally drafted in 2006 by the Kansas City Chiefs in the second round with the 54th overall pick. He would spend three seasons and played in every game over that time span. The team released him before the 2009 season.

The Purdue product has since played with the Houston Texans and the Baltimore Ravens. He won Super Bowl 47 with the Ravens in 2012, and was instrumental in helping them advance in the postseason.

Pollard also has a history with the NFL regarding his play on the field, something that could turn other teams away. He has been fined three times by the league regarding his often-aggressive play on the field. In 2013, Pollard was fined $42,000 for a hit on Andre Johnson, which resulted in the Houston WR getting a concussion.

Pollard will be coveted by many teams searching for a veteran safety, once he proves to be healthy. He can bring a strong veteran voice into any locker-room in the NFL.

Teams, such as the Philadelphia Eagles or the Oakland Raiders, could be interested in adding a veteran member to their secondary. He may not be a long term solution for either team, but he can still contribute in more ways than one.

With the Eagles recently making the blockbuster deal for Kiko Alonso, their cap space has opened up in a big way.

Oakland clearly has to spend money this offseason, so don’t rule out a move that helps them shore up their SS spot. Remember, they released Tyvon Branch today.