Bengals sign Mike Pollak

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The Bengals and right tackle Andre Smith haven’t been able to reach agreement on a deal that will keep Smith in Cincinnati, but the team has been able to land a different free agent offensive lineman.

Tony Pauline of reports that the Bengals have signed guard/center Mike Pollak to a contract for the 2013 season. Pollak played just one game with the Panthers in 2012 because of a shoulder injury, but he was a regular starter during his first four years in the NFL.

Pollak played for the Colts in all of those years and started 41 games at guard after the team made him a second-round pick in 2008. Pollak is likely ticketed to a reserve role thanks to his injury and the Bengals’ holdovers at both guard and center, but his experience makes him a nice insurance policy for Cincinnati to have all the same.

The Bengals have spent most of the offseason signing their own free agents, leaving Pollak to join quarterback Josh Johnson and linebacker Aaron Maybin as the rare veteran addition to the roster.

6 responses to “Bengals sign Mike Pollak

  1. From a colts fan to bengals fan… a turnstyle…he wont make the 53 man roster

  2. Hey Panther’s fans – just wanted to preface this comment and mention that i’m a long-time 9er fan born and raised in Toronto, Canada. I’m living in your wonderful state for a while on some business. I’ve been to almost every state, but i must say i’ve never met friendlier people anywhere else in the world. I’m in Raleigh at the moment and it’s so clean! Every single person I see smiles and say’s hi; the food is excellent. Good weather too. Just thought i’d give a little shout out and that i appreciate the welcome. Niner’s have got the Panther’s on the schedule this year at home, and i’ll be attending with a buddy of mine who’s a panther’s fan. Based on my stay in N.C – i look forward to seeing your fanbase as well.

    Going to “The Pit” for some bbq in Durham, then gonna try Angus Barn next.


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