Bengals hang onto Mike Pollak with three-year deal

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The Bengals took care of one item on their shopping list Thursday, hanging onto versatile offensive lineman Mike Pollak.

Geoff Hobson of the team’s official website reported the agreement, and Alex Marvez of FOX Sports reported it was a three-year deal.

Pollak joined the Bengals last year on a one-year deal, and played well for them when guard Kevin Zeitler was out for a month because of a foot problem. The Bengals also have some question marks about other interior blockers because of injuries, so keeping Pollak around was good insurance.

Of course, that demands that Pollak stay healthy himself.

The former second-round pick of the Colts only played one game during his one season with the Panthers thanks to a shoulder injury, and missed the first seven games of his Bengals career with a knee problem.