Safety Bernard Pollard cut by Ravens

Safety Bernard Pollard announced on Twitter this morning that the Ravens have cut him, continuing the overhaul of their defense.

Pollard will reportedly only save the team $1 million in cap space, leaving $2.25 million in dead money.

Pollard, 28, was a fan favorite for his rattling hits and strong play in the defensive backfield. He was also perhaps the most outspoken member of the team, publicly admonishing the NFL for its penalties against defensive players on a number of occasions last season.

He led Baltimore with 98 tackles, including two sacks, in 2012, and now leaves the Ravens looking for two new linebackers and two starting safeties unless Ed Reed re-signs.