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Ravens best free-agent tourney: Second round of Terrell Suggs Region

Vote bracket style for the best free-agent in team history. This is the Terrell Suggs bracket.

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It was chalk across the board in the first round of the Terrell Suggs Region.

Neither matchup was close either. Derrick Mason defeated Brendon Ayanbadejo with 95 percent of the votes. Bernard Pollard, in a 4-5 matchup, beat Bennie Anderson with 89 percent. Steve Smith dominated Ricky Williams with 92 percent and Tony Siragusa blew out Owen Daniels with 93 percent.

Now it's onto Round 2, or better yet the Sweet 16. In the Terrell Suggs region, that makes the updated bracket look like this:

Suggs Round 2

About each player and matchup:

No. 1 Derrick Mason vs. No. 4 Bernard Pollard

Mason signed with the Ravens in 2006 after beginning his career with the Titans. He went on to become the Ravens' most prolific receiver with 5,777 yards and 29 touchdowns. Mason was a safety net for Joe Flacco, helping the then-young quarterback on early in his career. He retired as a Raven instead of as a Titan.

Pollard came in a bit unheralded, signing with the Ravens after a stint with the Texans. He was competing for the starting strong safety spot with Tom Zbikowski in training camp and ultimately, a concussion to Zbikowski gave Pollard his opening. Pollard's tenacity on the field was ever-present as he became the kind of box safety the Ravens were looking for. During the 2012 season, Pollard played through some games with cracked ribs. His two-year stint with the Ravens ended with 126 tackles and two interceptions.

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No. 2 Steve Smith vs. No. 3 Tony Siragusa

Smith has only spent one season in Baltimore but made a splash in a big way. Smith caught 79 passes for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns, despite being written off by his former team, the Panthers. Speaking of the Panthers, Smith torched them for a season-high 139 yards and two touchdowns. An ageless wonder, Smith is immediately among the best free-agent pickups in team history.

Siragusa signed with the Ravens in 1997 and endured three long and tough seasons before the dominating defense of 2000 emerged. Siragusa played a major role for that Super Bowl team inside on the defensive front. Siragusa spent five seasons with the Ravens before retiring.

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