NFL Notes: Titans ink safety Pollard to one-year deal

NFL Notes: Titans ink safety Pollard to one-year deal
March 22, 2013, 9:00 am
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Bernard Pollard had 133 tackles and 52 assists in his two years with the Ravens. (AP)

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Titans have agreed to a one-year contract with safety Bernard Pollard, the second safety the team has added in free agency this offseason.

The Titans announced the deal Thursday.

A seven-year veteran, Pollard spent the past two seasons with Baltimore. The 6-foot-1 Pollard also has played with Kansas City and Houston starting 85 of his 105 career games with nine interceptions, nine sacks, 10 forced fumbles and seven recovered fumbles (see full story).

Giants re-sign Carr as Manning's backup
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- The New York Giants don't have to worry about finding a backup for quarterback Eli Manning.

On Thursday, they announced they have re-signed David Carr, who was a free agent. The 2002 No. 1 overall pick in the NFL draft has been Manning's backup in four of the last five seasons.

The backup role is somewhat ceremonial for the Giants. Manning has started 135 consecutive regular-season games, a run that started in the second half of the 2004 season.

Carr, who played in San Francisco in 2010, has played in 11 games for the Giants. He has completed 32 of 48 passes for 359 yards and three touchdowns (see full story).

Chiefs' Albert signs franchise tender
KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- Chiefs left tackle Branden Albert has signed his franchise tender.

The Chiefs announced that Albert signed his deal on Thursday, two weeks after placing the franchise tag on him. Albert will make $9.828 million if he plays under the one-year contract.

That is no sure thing, though. The Chiefs have spoken to his representatives about a long-term contract, and it's also possible that Kansas City will trade Albert in the coming weeks.

Albert is a former first-round pick who has locked down the left side of the Chiefs offensive line the past five seasons. He played all 16 games two years ago, but missed three games while dealing with back injuries.

Last year, Chiefs wide receiver Dwayne Bowe did not sign his franchise tender until midway through the preseason (see full story).

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