NFC North Standings

Team Div Overall
4-2-0 13-4-0
4-2-0 8-9-0
2-4-0 6-11-0
2-4-0 3-13-1

2021 Defensive

STATS CMB
Total Tackles
SCK
Sacks
FUM
Forced Fumbles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
Regular Season 20 3.0 1 0 0

Top Michael Pierce News

  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: To miss finale

    Pierce (illness) is inactive Week 18 against Chicago.

    No surprises here, as Pierce was considered doubtful this week after failing to see the practice field. Armon Watts could see added work in the interior defensive line as a result.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Won't play Sunday

    Pierce has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Packers due to an illness.

    Pierce has 11 tackles (seven solo), a sack and a forced fumble in four games since returning from injured reserve Week 13, but he won't be available for Sunday's divisional contest. Armon Watts should have an increased role at defensive tackle in his absence.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Ready for return

    Pierce (elbow) was activated from injured reserve Saturday.

    Pierce has not taken the field since Week 4 due to the elbow injury. However, he's set to return as a key pass rusher for the team's defense, as he managed two sacks across four contests this season.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Designated for return

    The Vikings have designated Pierce (elbow) for return from IR.

    Pierce can return to the active roster and suit up as early as Sunday's game against the Lions, though the Vikings do have a full 21-day window wherein he can be evaluated at practice. When fully healthy, Pierce will provide reinforcements for Minnesota's interior defensive line.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Lands on IR

    Pieerce (elbow) was placed on injured reserve Saturday.

    Pierce hasn't played since Week 4 due to an elbow injury, and he'll now be forced to miss at least three additional games. He won't be eligible to return until at least Dec. 5, when the Vikings play the Lions in Week 13.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Absence stretches through Week 10

    Pierce (elbow) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Chargers, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

    Pierce still hasn't suited up since Week 4, but the Vikings haven't placed him on IR, suggesting they continue to believe that Pierce could return in the near future. He'll look to do so in Week 11 against the Packers.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Ruled out for Week 9

    Pierce (elbow) won't play Sunday in Baltimore, Chad Graff of The Athletic reports.

    Pierce has been unable to partake in game action since hurting his elbow back in Week 4. His next chance to suit up will come on the road against the Chargers in Week 10.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Unavailable for practice

    Pierce (elbow) did not practice Thursday.

    The defensive tackle went backwards after practicing in a limited fashion Wednesday, a bad sign for his availability in Week 9 versus the Ravens. Pierce has been out since Week 4 while dealing with the elbow issue. Armon Watts will likely remain in a starting position Sunday unless Pierce can put together a full showing Friday.

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  • Vikings' Michael Pierce: Puts in limited practice

    Pierce (elbow) was a limited participant at Wednesday's practice.

    Pierce has been sidelined since Week 4 by the elbow injury, but he was able to participate at Wednesday's practice. The veteran defensive tackle may need to advance to full participation to avoid an injury designation for Sunday's game at Baltimore.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 6-0, 340 lbs
Birthplace: New Orleans, LA
Age: 29
School: Samford
Experience: 6