The “huge” information out of Baltimore yesterday was the Ravens’ signing of former Texans’ broad receiver and kick returner Jacoby Jones. Nonetheless an in-house extension might have extra of a impression on the group.
The Ravens had been in a position to signal security Bernard Pollard to a three-year deal yesterday, of which the monetary particulars have but to be launched.
It is strikes like this that normally unlock some cap area, which is one thing the Ravens might use desperately. Baltimore was pressed for area earlier than final week’s signings of Ryan McBean, Ma’ake Kemoeatu and now Jacoby Jones, this transfer ought to assist alleviate some stress.
Not solely is that this a strong monetary transfer for Ozzie Newsome and firm, however after shedding defensive chief Terrell Suggs to an ACL damage, retains a hard-hitting veteran chief on the group via no less than 2015.
In a press convention yesterday, Newsome had this to say on the signing:
“Bernard confirmed final yr that he’s a Raven. He’s good, powerful and brings a ardour to the video games, our practices and within the weight room.”
Pollard is coming off a strong 2011 marketing campaign, the place he began 13 video games, recording 55 tackles and two sacks. He additionally pressured three fumbles and intercepted a go.
The onerous hitting security is in his prime at 27 years outdated, and has meshed properly with the remainder of the Ravens’ aggressive secondary since being signed early final August.
The transfer additionally solidifies a younger, gifted secondary for no less than the subsequent few seasons.
A former second-round draft decide by the Kansas Metropolis Chiefs, Pollard has additionally performed for the Houston Texans, but it surely seems like he is lastly discovered a house in Baltimore.