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Bernard Pollard finds a home

The man who ended Tom Brady’s season in 2008 will get to play football in 2009.

Former Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard signed with the Texans Thursday, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter.

Pollard was also incidentally responsible for injuring Darren McFadden last year, giving him turf toe when he caught him from behind on a long run in Week Two.

It’s a little surprising Pollard stayed on the market so long considering his second round pedigree and experience as a starter in the league.  Houston’s secondary coach David Gibbs coached him in Kansas City, so the move makes a lot of sense for a team with a shaky back end.

Pollard will likely get put to work right away on special teams. 

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15 Responses to “Bernard Pollard finds a home”
  1. birdmancometh says: Sep 24, 2009 2:29 PM

    Really Gregg? A shaky back end?

  2. FinFan says: Sep 24, 2009 2:30 PM

    Miami could use him. And Im sure he would have enjoyed hitting Dallas Clark on MNF

  3. WNYhell says: Sep 24, 2009 2:30 PM

    “shaky back end” – sounds like a new Favre injury

  4. Debacled says: Sep 24, 2009 2:30 PM

    And for an encore, he’ll go after Peyton Manning’s knees.

  5. BernardPollardIsAnAss says: Sep 24, 2009 2:34 PM

    Bernard Pollard is an ass!

  6. chapnasty says: Sep 24, 2009 2:34 PM

    Good for him. I mean he is getting crap because Brady is a statue in the pocket and his lack of mobility made it possible for him to get hit. Also to blame him for McFaddens injury is terrible. This is football, I’m tired of QB’s getting all of this nonsense protection man up nancy boys

  7. Insomniac says: Sep 24, 2009 2:40 PM

    Patriots play at Houston to end the season. Hopefully that is all that ends that day.

  8. gooboy6 says: Sep 24, 2009 2:44 PM

    Texan fans will enjoy this guy, tough and makes a lot of big hits. unfortuneately he gets beat deep and he is real slow- tough on special teams

  9. sim448 says: Sep 24, 2009 3:00 PM

    chapnasty, your an idiot. he dove from his knees and took out bradys, when he was in full extension on a deep pass. you obviously know nothing about football, so keep your dumb ass comments to yourself.

  10. spyboots says: Sep 24, 2009 3:02 PM

    Do you think Patriots fans are breathing a sigh of relief that he didn’t go to the Dolphins or Jets?

  11. pats suck, blow and cheat* says: Sep 24, 2009 3:03 PM

    Good to hear – my favorite player of all time.

  12. NoFootballtalk says: Sep 24, 2009 4:44 PM

    The hit on Brady’s knee was clearly unintentional. If you think otherwise, then you are a Pats homer without a doubt. It wasn’t even a late hit or anything. Football’s a rough game and shit happens. Bernard Pollard had nothing to gain out of hitting Brady on the knee intentionally. The Chiefs and Pats don’t have a rivalry, Pollard is by no means a household name, and he doesn’t have a personal grudge against NE, or at least not that I’m aware of. Unless it is clearly a cheap shot like Jared Allen on Matt Schaub, then I give any player the benefit of the doubt.

  13. Ocelot138 says: Sep 25, 2009 12:01 AM

    Pollard is a household name now. The man who toppled Lord Tom.

  14. AdamEagle5 says: Sep 25, 2009 12:18 AM

    I’m surprised Rex Ryan didn’t sign him weeks ago just to piss off Belicheat

  15. rockotica says: Sep 25, 2009 3:10 PM

    b poll can hit like a truck and is a vocal guy in the locker room. but he can’t tackle one on one and is weak in coverage. but on special teams, he will block at least one punt this year for sure.

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