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Mike Pollak

Mike Pollak - G

Status Active
Height/Weight 6' 3"/ 300 lbs.
Birthday 02/16/1985
Birthplace Scottsdale, AZ
College Arizona State
Years played 6
Drafted 2008, 2nd round, 28th pick by Colts

Bengals could have exciting options in return game

Posted Nov. 04, 2011 @ 11:22 a.m. ET
If healthy, CB Adam Jones gives the Bengals two potential playmakers in the return game, as speedy Brandon Tate also has the ability to stress coverage units.

Roethlisberger leads AFC Players of the Week

Posted Nov. 02, 2011 @ 12:20 p.m. ET
Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger, Chiefs LB Derrick Johnson and Bengals KR-WR Brandon Tate have been named the AFC Players of Week Eight.

RB Benson returns to Bengals on two-day exemption

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4:38 p.m. ET
RB Cedric Benson rejoined the Bengals on a two-day roster exemption Monday, which allows him to practice without counting against the active roster.

Shorts and Shells: Week Eight

Posted Oct. 31, 2011 @ 4 a.m. ET
Even on bye, the Packers are the envy of teams at the other end of the standings, who are eyeing Pack staffers like Reggie McKenzie. Also, Bill Belichick's questionable coaching move, and more from Week Eight.

Rookies lead Bengals past Seahawks

Posted Oct. 30, 2011 @ 7:55 p.m. ET
Rookie QB Andy Dalton and WR A.J. Green helped the Bengals earn their fourth straight victory with a 34-12 win over the Seahawks on Sunday.

Bengals activate CB Jones to 53-man roster

Posted Oct. 28, 2011 @ 1:57 p.m. ET
The Bengals added CB Adam "Pacman" Jones to the 53-man active roster, the team announced Friday. He started the 2011 season on the PUP list.

Health key to Bengals ORT Smith's good start

Posted Oct. 27, 2011 @ 10:56 p.m. ET
Fit and able to practice regularly, Bengals ORT Andre Smith is off to a solid start in 2011.  

Bengals' Maualuga hopes to be back in two weeks

Posted Oct. 26, 2011 @ 3:34 p.m. ET
Bengals MLB Rey Maualuga hopes to miss only one more game with a severely sprained left ankle.

AFC North's defenses shining

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 6:45 p.m. ET
The NFL's top four defenses on a yardage-allowed per-game and per-play basis are all in the same division: the AFC North.

Bengals CB Jones cleared to practice

Posted Oct. 24, 2011 @ 11:28 a.m. ET
The Bengals announced Monday that they have cleared CB Adam Jones to return to practice on a roster exemption.

Bengals' improved pass rush may improve more

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 9:13 p.m. ET
Cincinnati is on pace to record more sacks than a year ago, even though its 2010 sack leader, Carlos Dunlap, has yet to notch a sack, according to AFC Whispers.

Bengals get 'platinum' pick for Palmer

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 11:08 p.m. ET
The Bengals got at least one first-round pick for QB Carson Palmer at a time when the value of No. 1 selections is increasing, the way we hear it.

Report: Palmer to start for Raiders Sunday

Posted Oct. 19, 2011 @ 12:02 p.m. ET
New Raiders QB Carson Palmer is expected to start Sunday against the Chiefs, according to reports.

Now it's the Bengals who have reason to laugh

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 10:33 p.m. ET
The Bengals' haul for QB Carson Palmer and their success without him are dual wins for an oft-mocked organization, writes PFW's Mike Wilkening.

Bengals trade QB Palmer to Raiders

Posted Oct. 18, 2011 @ 8:05 p.m. ET
The Bengals traded QB Carson Palmer to the Raiders for a first-round pick in 2012 and a conditional pick in 2013 that could be a first-rounder.


Posted April 12, 2013
The Bengals signed Pollak, who was an unrestricted free agent.||||||| Pollak is a sixth-year veteran out of Arizona State, and has played in 59 NFL games, with 41 starts. Pollak entered the NFL in 2008 as a second-round draft choice of the Indianapolis Colts. He signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Carolina Panthers last season.
Posted March 22, 2012
The Carolina Panthers have signed Pollak to a one-year deal. The team announced the move Thursday.||||||| Pollak played in 58 games, including 41 starts, for the Indianapolis Colts and can help fill the void after left guard Travelle Wharton was released earlier this offseason in a salary cap move. Pollak, a four-year veteran, provided protection that allowed Peyton Manning to lead the league in yards passing in 2010 and rank second in 2009. The Colts allowed the fewest sacks in the league both seasons.
Posted Jan. 02, 2009
Pollak did not travel with the team to San Diego on Friday and will not play Saturday against the Chargers in the playoffs.||||||| Pollak, a starting guard, has not practiced all week because of an ankle injury he sustained in last week's 23-0 victory over Tennessee. Coach Tony Dungy has said that if Pollak cannot play, Dan Federkeil would start in his place. Federkeil started the first three games this season at right guard when Pollak was out with a knee injury.
Posted July 23, 2008
On the eve of training camp, the Colts agreed to terms with five draft picks including their top choice, Pollak, in a dash to get all nine draft choices into camp on time.||||||| Pollak agreed to his deal with Indianapolis late Wednesday afternoon but had not yet signed the contract and terms were not disclosed. Pollak's agent, Ken Zuckerman, confirmed the deal in a text message to The Associated Press but was not immediately available for comment after boarding a plane. Pollak, a second-round pick and No. 59 overall, is expected to compete for the starting guard spot that was vacated when Jake Scott signed with Tennessee in free agency.