Pollard, a former Texan, said he likes Daniels, a Pro Bowl tight end, but those feelings won't matter when the game begins.
"He's a guy who's going to get hit," Pollard said Thursday. "Once he catches that ball – if he catches a ball – he's going to get hit. But I respect him."
Pollard, who is expected to start at strong safety if
“Owen’s a great athlete,” Pollard said. “He’s a guy who has come off of two ACL surgeries, and he’s responding well. He fits in with that system, with the way [Texans coach
Daniels’ role becomes even more significant with the absence of five-time Pro Bowl wide receiver
Daniels was asked Wednesday by Houston reporters if Pollard could hang with him.