NFL notebook: Ex-Ravens safety Pollard signs with Titans
By Wire Reports
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013, 7:51 p.m.
Updated: Thursday, March 21, 2013
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — The Titans agreed to a one-year contract with safety Bernard Pollard, the second safety the team has added in free agency this offseason.
A seven-year veteran, Pollard spent the past two seasons with the Ravens.
He has started 85 of his 105 career games with nine interceptions, nine sacks, 10 forced fumbles and seven recovered fumbles.
The Titans gave up a franchise-worst 471 points last season.
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The Bucs and Jets remain in negotiations in a deal for New York Pro Bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, SI.com reported.
The report said the Bucs likely would trade their first- and second-round picks in the 2014 draft for Revis, who is coming off knee surgery.
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Jacksonville police said Duper, 54, following his arrest Wednesday, spent the night in jail before posting a $5,000 bail and being released.
Former Dolphins defensive end and Pitt All-American Hugh Green said he witnessed the brawls and that Marcus Duper started the fight, and his father acted in self-defense.
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