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Bengals are close to a deal with Mike Pollack


Jun 1, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA Carolina Panthers guard Mike Pollack walks to the practice field for organized training activities at the team

Geoff Hobson of is reporting that the Cincinnati Bengals are nearing a deal with free agent offensive lineman Mike Pollack:

"It’s believed the Bengals were hoping to close a deal Thursday night with backup guard Mike Pollak after he visited Wednesday. Pollak, a second-round pick of the Colts in 2008, played one game for Carolina last season.The 6-4, 300-pound Pollak, 28, started 41 games for the Colts from 2008-2011 primarily at guard and would be in competition with Travelle Wharton to back up guards Clint Boling and Kevin Zeitler."

In 2012, Pollack was signed as an unrestricted free agent by the Carolina Panthers, and played in the season opener before he suffered a right shoulder injury in practice and was inactive for the next three games before being placed on injured reserve.

In 2011, he played in 15 games with eight starts for the Indianapolis Colts, while starting five games at right guard and three at left guard.

In 2010, he played in 16 games with 13 starts at right guard for Indianapolis.

In college, Pollack played in 46 games with 36 starts at Arizona State. He started 31 consecutive games at center to finish his career.

This should be nothing more than shoring up the offensive line depth if the deal is finalized.

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