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Bengals coach Lewis says oft-injured linebacker Pollack will retire

Updated: April 22, 2008, 1:06 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

Cincinnati Bengals linebacker David Pollack will retire from the NFL, head coach Marvin Lewis said Tuesday.

Pollack, a former first-round draft pick, suffered a serious neck injury in the second game of the season against the Cleveland Browns in 2006. He played in 16 career games in two seasons and recorded 4 sacks.

"David has expressed to me that I believe ... he's headed [into] retirement," Lewis said. "He is not completely comfortable medically where he has been given an opportunity ...

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