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Bernard Pollard released by Baltimore Ravens


The Baltimore Ravens continue to say goodbye to their veterans. Safety Bernard Pollard tweeted that he no longer is with the organization.

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"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.'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.

Those are a lot of defenders exiting Baltimore. Ravens general manager Ozzie Newsome warned there would be some tough decisions made this offseason.

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