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Ravens sign safety Bernard Pollard

Bernard Pollard lead the Houston Texans in tackles last season.

With Dawan Landry leaving Baltimore and signing with the Jacksonville Jaguars the Ravens added depth to the safety position by signing Bernard Pollard.

Last season Pollard, a second round draft pick from Purdue, led the Houston Texans with 112 tackles to go with a career-high three sacks. Like Landry, Pollard is an in-the-box safety with below-average coverage ability. He’s a very aggressive, sure-tackler that has recorded 413 tackles in only five seasons in the NFL. He also had seven interceptions and 5.5 sacks.

Pollard is effective in short zones but thrives against the run.

By signing Pollard the Ravens are creating more competition for the strong safety position but are essentially saying they are keeping Tom Zbikowski as a reserve rather than moving him up, possibly because Zbikowski is a better free safety than strong safety.

Either way, the Ravens got a big boost to their team by adding Pollard. He’s an experienced player and has thrived everywhere he’s been, starting his career in Kansas City where he topped 90 tackles his second and third seasons before recording over 110 tackles each of his last two years with the Texans.

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