The Tennessee Titans continue to add to their roster in an effort to upgrade.
On Thursday, the Titans agreed to terms with veteran safety Bernard Pollard on a one-year contract.
Pollard has the reputation of being a hard hitter, and sure tackler, something the Titans have lacked on the back end of the defense in recent years.
He will battle fellow free-agent signee George Wilson to be the starting strong safety, though Jerry Gray likes to play a lot of three-safety packages in the nickel.
Pollard is a veteran of seven NFL seasons. The 6-foot-1, 225-pound defender spent the last two years with the Baltimore Ravens following stints with the Kansas City Chiefs (2006-08) and Houston Texans (2009-10). He has started 85 of his 105 career regular-season games and accumulated 576 tackles, nine sacks, nine interceptions, 10 forced fumbles and seven fumble recoveries.
“Pollard is big, physical, experienced safety. He was a key contributor for the Super Bowl winners last year and his physicality and experience will help us,” said Titans General Manager Ruston Webster. “Adding him and George Wilson to our safety group gives us options moving forward and greatly improves our depth there.”