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Another high-profile player from the Baltimore Ravens defense is gone.

The Ravens released strong safety Bernard Pollard on Wednesday, at least the fourth starter from its 2012 defense that won't be back next season.

"Well Raven Nation it's been fun. My time in Baltimore is done... Thank you!" Pollard wrote on his Twitter account.

The hard-hitting Pollard, 28, was due to count $3.25 million against the salary cap next season and also receive a $500,000 roster bonus on Saturday.

He finished the 2012 Super Bowl-winning season with a team-leading 98 tackles, two sacks, one interceptions and six pass breakups.

The Ravens are attempting to re-sign their other starting safety, Ed Reed.

Baltimore's defense already has lost inside linebackers Ray Lewis to retirement and Dannell Ellerbe to Miami and outside linebacker Paul Kruger to Cleveland.

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