The Raiders have had a rough start to the season health-wise, seeing half the secondary go down with injury.
The notables are starting safeties Nate Allen (knee), who was placed on injured reserve/designated to return, and Charles Woodson (shoulder), who was limited in Friday's practice and is questionable for Week 2 against the Ravens.
That being the case, the Raiders have brought back Taylor Mays, who was cut before Week 1, and could be eyeing another addition.
The Raiders worked out former Titans safety Bernard Pollard this week, the free agent tweeted Friday.
Pollard, a 6-foot-2, 225-pound veteran, was a thumper for Tennessee when last active. He contributed to a Super Bowl-winning Ravens defense before that from 2011-12, logging two interceptions, 173 total tackles, four sacks and three forced fumbles in 29 games (26 starts).
Pollard was a solid starter for Kansas City and Houston over his first five seasons in the league.
The 30-year-old hard-hitting defender believes he put forth a strong workout and hinted at a possible timeline for a deal, if ever, by hash-tagging "Week3?"
If the Raiders find Taylor Mays and Co. are not enough at the safety position after a big home game against the Ravens — and Woodson's injury is dealt with cautiously — a deal with Pollard may not be too far-fetched.