Oct 20, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Cincinnati Bengals guard Mike Pollak (67) during the game against the Detroit Lions at Ford Field. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agency: Cincinnati Bengals re-sign Mike Pollak


The Cincinnati Bengals made what they consider to be a big move early in free agency by re-signing offensive guard Mike Pollak.

According to Ian Rapoport of NFL.com, he will make $5 million over three years as a reserve or $7.5 million over three years if he starts.

The Bengals are very happy to have him back.

Coley Harvey of ESPN has the scoop.

“Very simply, we are just glad to have Mike back,” Bengals offensive line coach Paul Alexander said in a news release. “He’s a veteran you can count on. When some injuries provided him an opportunity last year, he came through with flying colors for us.”

The insertion of Pollak into the primary rotation coincided with some of the Bengals’ best rushing performances and most prolific scores of the season. In the six games when Pollak saw significant action, they rushed for more than 100 yards four times, including the 164-yard effort in a win at San Diego, and the 155-yard showing in a win the next week against Indianapolis. That win over the Colts was one of three in the end-of-year stretch that saw Cincinnati scoring 40 or more points. The Bengals also scored 49 in a 40-point win over the Jets in Week 8. Pollak played just six snaps in a backup capacity during that game.

Pollak played in eight games for the Bengals last season.

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