"Well Raven Nation it's been fun. My time in Baltimore is done... Thank you!" read Pollard's message.
Pollard was due a $500,000 roster bonus Saturday. He had a $2 million base salary and would count $3.2 million against the salary cap, The Sideline View's Adam Caplan reported. NFL.com's Albert Breer reported the Ravens save $1 million against the cap in 2013 and will carry $2.25 million in dead money.
Pollard finished with 98 tackles in 2012 and might be best known for his exploits against the New England Patriots. He was the kind of hard-hitter who embodied the Ravens' mindset. The organization traded Anquan Boldin to save cash and allowed Paul Kruger and Dannell Ellerbe to leave in free agency. This could be a move to free up enough scratch to keep safety Ed Reed.
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