A seventh-year NFL player for 2014, Pollak is a top interior line reserve and started three games at RG after an injury to Kevin Zeitler on Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta … Bengals allowed no sacks in Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history ... Also a significant contributor in ’13, his first season with Bengals ... Has played in 73 NFL games with 50 starts (including postseason) ... Was 2008 Indianapolis second-round draft choice and played for Colts through ’11.
Career transactions: Selected by Indianapolis in second round of 2008 NFL Draft (59th overall) ... Signed with Colts on 7-24-08 ... Signed with Carolina as unrestricted free agent on 3-22-12 ... Signed with Cincinnati as unrestricted free agent on 4-12-13 ... Re-signed with Bengals as an unrestricted free agent on 3-11-14.
2014 highlights: Played in Games 2-5, with starts at RG in Games 3-5, helping Bengals allow no sacks in Games 1-3 for first time in franchise history … Active-DNP for Games 1 and 6 ... ... Played on Sept. 14 vs. Atlanta, following RG Kevin Zeitler’s injury in second quarter, and helped offense produce 472 net yards (including 170 rushing), with no sacks allowed ... Supported protection on Sept. 21 vs. Tennessee which allowed no sacks of QB Andy Dalton for third consecutive game ... Helped offense tally a season-high 513 net yards, including 193 rushing yards on Oct. 12 vs. Carolina.Previous seasons: 2008—Missed Indianapolis’ first three games due to knee injury, but started last 13 at RG for club that went 12-4 for Wild Card playoff spot ... Blocked for pass attack that ranked fifth in NFL at 255.9 net yards per game and allowed league’s fourth-fewest sacks ... Suffered ankle injury in regular-season finale, Dec. 28 vs. Tennessee, and was inactive for playoff loss on 1-3-09 at San Diego. 2009—Played 14 games with seven starts for Colts club that won AFC South with 14-2 record ... Contributed to offense that ranked first in NFL in fewest sacks allowed per passing play and second in passing yards ... Made his starts (RG) in Games 1-7 ... Inactive for all three playoff games, including Super Bowl XLIV vs. New Orleans. 2010—Regained starting RG job for Indianapolis, playing every game, with 13 starts ... Helped club finish 10-6 for AFC South title and also started at RG in Wild Card playoff loss on 1-8-11 vs. N.Y. Jets ... Colts led NFL in fewest sacks allowed per pass play, and QB Peyton Manning led NFL with 4700 passing yards. 2011—Played 15 games with eight starts for Colts, starting five games at RG and three at LG ... Missed one game, Oct. 30 at Tennessee, due to hamstring injury. 2012—Made his Carolina debut in the Panthers’ season opener on Sept. 9 at Tampa Bay, but suffered shoulder injury in practice the following week on Sept. 13 ... Inactive for Games 2-4, and placed Oct. 6 on Panthers’ Reserve/Injured list. 2013—Played in Games 8-9 and 11-16, with starts in Games 11-15 ... Started Games 11-13 in place of injured Kevin Zeitler at RG, and remained in starting lineup for Games 14-15 ... Bengals allowed no sacks in his first three starts (Games 11-13), and offense averaged 159.5 rushing yards in two-game span (Games 12-13) ... Inactive for Games 1-6, due to knee injury suffered in preseason finale on Aug. 29 vs. Indianapolis, and active-DNP for Games 7 and 10 ... Also played in Wild Card playoff ... Made Bengals debut Oct. 27 vs. Jets, briefly on offense and on special teams ... Started on Nov. 17 vs. Cleveland and helped lead pass blocking effort that allowed no sacks of Andy Dalton ... Started on Dec. 1 at San Diego, and contributed to team allowing no sacks, and to rushing attack that gained 164 yards (second-highest rushing output of season) .... On Dec. 8 vs. Indianapolis, helped keep Dalton sack-free for third straight game and supported 155-yard rushing effort, with Dalton named AFC Offensive Player of Week with 120.5 passer rating ... Supported Dalton on Dec. 22 vs. Minnesota to career-best 136.5 passer rating ... Played in line rotation Dec. 29 vs. Baltimore and contributed to no sacks allowed, and offense tallied 392 net yards.