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Bernard Pollard staying with Titans

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Titans cornerback Jason McCourty said recently that he was trying to get safety Bernard Pollard and cornerback Alterraun Verner to re-sign with the team ahead of free agency.

McCourty can now devote all of his lobbying efforts in Verner’s direction. Pollard went on Twitter on Monday afternoon to announce that he has agreed to terms with the Titans on an extension. There are no details about those terms, although Pollard said on Twitter that he will be a member of the team for the next couple of years.

Pollard had 99 tackles and three interceptions while starting all 16 games in his first season with the Titans. He’s long had the reputation as a hard hitter who did his best work against the run, something that didn’t change in 2013 although Pollard had a solid season in all phases.

The Titans are not using their franchise tag on Verner, which means that they’ll have a few days to sign him before he can start talking to other teams. If he chooses, Pollard could join McCourty in the campaign to keep Verner in Nashville.

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11 Responses to “Bernard Pollard staying with Titans”
  1. thegreatgabbert says: Mar 3, 2014 3:58 PM

    Pollard is glad he won’t have to do his “Bernie The Clown” gigs at children’s festivals anymore.

  2. thepftpoet says: Mar 3, 2014 4:01 PM

    Somewhere a Patriot player just got injured.

  3. 4allintensivepurposes says: Mar 3, 2014 4:06 PM

    As a fan of inflicting lower body injuries on Bew England Patriot offensive skill position players, I like this extension they gave him.

  4. tennesseeoilers says: Mar 3, 2014 4:08 PM

    Yes!!!

  5. keepongronking says: Mar 3, 2014 4:16 PM

    Jokes on you pats haters the titans wont play em next year

  6. gotdressedinabooth says: Mar 3, 2014 4:33 PM

    Good joke.

  7. Christopherlewis0412 says: Mar 3, 2014 4:43 PM

    Great decision by the Titans. They definitely need that physical presence at the safety position. Pollard was great for Tennessee last year. The only thing I hope he tries to cut down on is some of those penalties he got. Glad to see they finally re-signed one of their top free agents. If Tennessee can re-sign Alterraun Verner before free agency starts they’ll be in great shape heading into free agency and the draft. It’s great to be a Titans fan.

  8. titansfan12 says: Mar 3, 2014 6:33 PM

    Yes thank you Ruston for retaining a great player with attitude!!

  9. gotitan says: Mar 3, 2014 7:37 PM

    Good news. He’s welcome in Titan Town! Great player for us last season.

  10. j0esixpack says: Mar 3, 2014 7:42 PM

    4allintensivepurposes says: As a fan of inflicting lower body injuries on Bew England Patriot offensive skill position players, I like this extension they gave him

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    As a fan of NOT inflicting injury on the Patriots I like this extension as well – seeing as they don’t play each other in the regular season.

  11. wikipediasaidso says: Mar 3, 2014 9:34 PM

    I am not Pollard’s biggest fan, but I know why the Titans brought him in last year, and there’s no question he delivered an attitude and leadership they sorely needed at the position. He definitely deserves credit for that.

    But the sad part is they have to rely on him for that because they’ve been so miserable at developing young safeties in that role. I’d really love for this to be the year a rookie comes in and makes Pollard a depth player.

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