Former Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard has signed a contract with the Houston Texans.
In order to make room for Pollard on the roster, the Texans have placed G Chester Pitts on injured reserved. Pitts just underwent major knee surgery that ended his season.
Pollard, a second round pick in 2006, started all 16 games for the Chiefs last season and was one of the final cuts Kansas City made before the start of the regular season. David Gibbs, the Texans’ secondary coach, was on the Chiefs staff last season and knows what Pollard brings to the table.
I’m surprised it took Pollard this long to find a job in the league. Even if you don’t feel he is a starting safety in this league anymore — and obviously plenty of people feel that way — there is no denying the value he holds as a special teams player.
Big hits can change the momentum of a game and I know that if the Texans put him on the field, Pollard will help change a game for them in the return game.