There's more to the story with Pollard. I absolutely loved him as a Raven but there are obviously some behind the scenes problems with this guy. This will be his 3rd team in whaat, 4 years? Plus, he cannot cover and between free agents and the draft, there are plenty of safeties. I'm assuming were going to keep Ed Reed now but who the fuck knows. In Ozzie we trust.
I thought Kruger, Reed, Williams, and some other lesser known players would be gone but not Boldin, Ellerbe, and Pollard. Cripes. Never underestimate the willingness of a shitty team to way overpay players.
These deals haven't really affected the Hawks long term prospects unless they were planning on rolling over extra cap space this year. Harvin's cap hit this year (4.5) will be completely offset by cutting Leon and Obomanu. Avril is only going to cost 7.5 and we started FA with somewhere between 15 and 18 million. Next year will be tighter but we'll get rid of Flynn and at least one of our other big contracts (Clemons or Sidney imo).