In an effort to bolster the back end of their defensive backfield, the Ravens are poised to sign safety Bernard Pollard, according to Sports Radio 610 in Houston.
Pollard, a five-year veteran, would give the Ravens a hard-hitting safety they could add to a secondary that lost Dawan Landry to the Jaguars last week.
A former second-round pick, Pollard has started 59 games in his NFL career. The Purdue product started his career in Kansas City, and he played the last two seasons with the Texans.
Pollard topped the 100-tackle mark each year in Houston, and he added two and a half sacks and four forced fumbles last season, both career highs.
Assuming the deal goes through, the Ravens would now have an experienced group of safeties that includes Pollard, starting free safety Ed Reed, Tom Zbikowski (who is currently on the non-football injury list with a skin condition) and Haruki Nakamura.