The Baltimore Ravens will release strong safety Bernard Pollard after he takes his physical Wednesday morning, according to a team source.
Pollard, 29, was the leading tackler last season for the Super Bowl champions and was the team's physical presence in the secondary. He forced a key fumble in the AFC Championship Game in New England, when he delivered a vicious hit on New England Patriots running back Stevan Ridley.
Pollard broke the news of his upcoming release when he posted on Twitter: "Well Raven Nation it's been fun. My time in Baltimore is done... Thank you!"
Pollard finished his second season with the Ravens, leading the team with 98 tackles. He also had two sacks and an interception.
This offseason, the Ravens have already lost seven members from their Super Bowl team.
Baltimore has released Pollard and guard Bobbie Williams, traded wide receiver Anquan Boldin to the 49ers, lost linebackers Dannell Ellerbe and Paul Kruger in free agency and watched linebacker Ray Lewis and center Matt Birk retire.
They lose Lewis to retirement and two other starting LBs to free agency, traded Boldin, released their Strong Safety in Pollard and possibly losing Ed Reed also?
Are the Ravens having a fire sale or what?