Texans Resign Pollard

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  1. ChrisG

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    http://www.rotoworld.com/content/clubhouse_news.aspx?sport=NFL&majteam=HOU

    Texans re-signed restricted free agent SS Bernard Pollard to a one-year, $2.521 million contract.
    Pollard, 25, racked up 101 tackles, a career high four interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and seven pass breakups in 15 games last year. A highly effective run defender, he'll be targeted for a long-term extension if he keeps it up in 2010. Pollard also projects as a premier IDP defensive back.
     
  2. Thorn

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    Interesting. I wonder why only a one year contract? At least he's in the fold for now, that's a good thing.
     
  3. Runner

    Runner Hubcap Diamond Staff Member

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    Good signing.
     
  4. False Start

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    Good. Now lets see how he plays next season, and if all goes well, lock him up.
     
  5. hookinreds

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    Nice, and I sort of like the 1yr deal to see if he keeps the same level of play this year, and then reward him.
     
  6. El Tejano

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    And do it in December before he hits the market.
     
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    It seems like a steal for the Texans.
     
  8. ChampionTexan

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    This is exactly the guaranteed amount that a RFA who was given a first round tender would get (and Pollard received a first round tender), so on one hand, it's possible this is only him signing the tender, and further negotiations could occur - on the otherhand, it's possible, the Texans may want to take a longer look at him before committing to more than a year...

    http://www.texanstalk.com/forums/showpost.php?p=1395296&postcount=29
     


  9. TexanSam

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    My guess is that a lot has to do with the coming NFL strike (potentially) and a new collective bargaining agreement.
     
  10. BIG TORO

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    I think the FO seems to be doing pretty good as far as negotiations and keeping players.
     
  11. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    I need one of these tshirt .. but with Texan Colors and the date he joined the Texans
    :kitten:

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    :worldpeace:

    and if he helps us beat Payton.. put 18 on that bad boy :ant:
    (for the record, I don't condone injury to a player, just knock the piss out of them)
     
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  12. drewmar74

    drewmar74 disgruntled

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    I was kinda hoping for a year - maybe two - with a re-sign option clause.
    :o/
     
  14. jaayteetx

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    I'd like to take this moment to once again thank the KC Chiefs for waiving Pollard, thank you, thank you very much.
     
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    Rotoworld gets it not quite right again. Pollard hasn't signed a contract yet, he's signed a tender offer. He can still be plucked away by another team, but they have to give the Texans a first round pick in return.
     
  16. Thorn

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    I agree, so far so good. I'll be a lot more comfortable when OD is inked to a contract though.
     
  17. Wolf

    Wolf 100% Texan

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    I was looking to see if he had twitter and stumbled on this from a while ago

    bill simmons
    Bernard Pollard is antagonizing the Patriots like nobody since the British in 1775.
    http://twitter.com/sportsguy33/status/7339816680

    John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports on his Twitter page that Texans SS Bernard Pollard, who had an outstanding season, signed his tender and he'll make $2.65 million this year. Pollard was tendered at the second-highest level -- a first-round draft choice. He was tendered behind MLB DeMeco Ryans and TE Owen Daniels.

    Source: John McClain, Twitter.com

    Read more: http://gridironfans.com/forums/late...nard-pollard-signs-his-one.html#ixzz0jyRjGAyu
     
  18. Ole Miss Texan

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    Resign is not synonymous for re-sign.
     
  19. Hardcore Texan

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    So nothing new here other than he signed the tender, not a new one year deal. I doubt anybody matches that tender (1st round pick). And just because he signed the tender doesn't mean a longer term deal can not be negotiated. This kind of takes the pressure off, but hopefully we go ahead and continue negotiations and lock him up for at least 3 years, laden with incentives for playing time.
     
  20. El Tejano

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    LIke I said, sign him up mid season or before December so he isn't pissed off at the end of the season and leaves out of spite.
     

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