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Michael Pierce DT

Minnesota Vikings

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March 19, 2020 01:24 PM
Vikings' Michael Pierce: Heads north to Minnesota
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce and the Vikings agreed Wednesday on a three-year deal worth $27 million, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Pierce played all but two games for the Ravens in 2019, recording 35 tackles (19 solo), a half sack and one fumble recovery. The 27-year-old should get the chance to win a starting role on the defensive line for the Vikings in 2020 following the departures of Linval Joseph, Stephen Weatherly and Everson Griffen.

January 23, 2020 04:56 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Musters 35 stops in 2019
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce recorded 35 tackles (19 solo), a half-sack and one recovered fumble across 14 regular-season games in 2019.

Pierce missed two contests with an ankle injury in 2019, but he otherwise reliably drew the start at nose tackle for Baltimore. The 27-year-old is set to become an unrestricted free agent in March.

December 1, 2019 11:52 AM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Ready to face 49ers
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) is active for Sunday's tilt against the 49ers.

Pierce has shed his lingering ankle injury, and he'll now retake the field after a two-game absence. He stands to draw his usual start at nose tackle.

November 29, 2019 08:20 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Chance to return Week 13
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) is questionable for Sunday's game versus the 49ers, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Pierce missed the last two games with the ankle issue, but he practiced fully Friday and appears likely to return this week. The 27-year-old should reclaim his starting role against the 49ers, assuming he suits up.

November 26, 2019 09:56 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Out as expected
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) is officially inactive for Monday's clash with the Rams.

Pierce game into the game carrying a doubtful tag, so his absence isn't quite a surprise. It will be the second straight game missed for the nose tackle, and in his stead, look for Domata Peko and Brandon Williams to fill in across the defensive line Monday.

November 23, 2019 02:04 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Unlikely to play Monday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) will be listed as doubtful ahead of Monday's contest against the Rams and is not expected to play, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

The report comes directly from head coach John Harbaugh, so it seems safe to assume the nose tackle is unlikely to play. Pierce is considered one of the better run-stopping defensive linemen in the entire NFL, so his loss could open additional opportunities for the Rams' rushing attack, although Domata Peko and Brandon Williams are expected to fill the void capably.

November 23, 2019 08:40 AM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Limited during Friday's practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) was limited during Friday's practice.

Pierce missed Baltimore's last game and has practiced on a limited basis all week, so there's definitely a chance that he'll be unable to go Monday against the Rams. If Pierce sits, expect Domata Peko to see an uptick in his snap count.

November 21, 2019 07:04 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Logs limited practice
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) was a limited participant in Thursday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Pierce sat out Week 11's win against the Texans, but he appears to have made progress in his recovery. If the Samford product is able to practice in full during either of the week's two final sessions, any concerns about his Week 12 availability will be dissuaded.

November 17, 2019 12:00 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Won't play in Week 11
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Pierce was considered doubtful for the contest after failing to practice all week, so this news isn't quite surprising. With the Samford product officially out, duties shift to Domata Peko to get the nod as the team's starting nose tackle for Week 11.

November 15, 2019 07:40 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Officially doubtful
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Texans.

Coach John Harbaugh said earlier Friday that Pierce would be considered a game-time decision, but the fact that he hasn't practiced this week leaves him unlikely to play. Recently-signed Domata Peko could see some reps at nose tackle in Pierce's potential absence.

November 15, 2019 03:28 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Game-time call Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (ankle) is considered a game-time decision for Sunday's game against the Texans, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

The 27-year-old hasn't practiced this week but apparently still has a chance to suit up Sunday. Coach John Harbaugh said at the start of the week that Pierce was day-to-day after X-rays came back negative, and it appears he's still carrying that designation.

November 11, 2019 06:00 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Labeled 'day-to-day'
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Head coach John Harbaugh said Pierce (ankle) is "day-to-day" after X-rays returned negative, Daniel Oyefusi of the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pierce was removed from Sunday's game against the Bengals after just three defensive snaps, but it looks like he'll have a shot to play in Week 11 against Houston.

November 10, 2019 05:20 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: X-rays negative
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce's (ankle) X-rays came back negative following Sunday's game against the Bengals, and he is thought of as day-to-day, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Pierce left Sunday's game with a lower-leg injury and never returned. The fact that he avoided serious damage in the preliminary results is a positive sign for his Week 11 availability, but it's still too early to tell. If he can't go next Sunday, Jihad Ward figures to get the start at nose tackle.

November 10, 2019 02:56 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Unlikely to return Sunday
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce was forced out of Sunday's game against the Bengals with a foot injury, Daniel Oyefusi of The Baltimore Sun reports.

Pierce consistently plays a majority of snaps at nose tackle, and while he's sidelined, Jihad Ward figures to fill in. If Pierce is unable to return, he'll finish the contest with no tackles.

July 25, 2019 09:08 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Sheds massive weight
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce shed over 20 pounds in five weeks to be ready for training camp, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Pierce was sent off the field at June's minicamp for being overweight. Since then, the 26-year-old hired a chef, consistently communicated with the team's nutritionist, and ran every day. Pierce passed Baltimore's conditioning test Thursday and is good to go for this year's training camp.

July 21, 2019 08:08 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Cleared for training camp
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (undisclosed) was removed from the non-football injury (NFI) list after passing a physical and will be available for Thursday's practice, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Pierce's time on the NFI lasted just two days, as the Ravens were apparently going to keep him inactive until he was back in shape after failing to take part in minicamp last month due to conditioning issues. Pierce is believed to be in line for a contract extension at some point this offseason, and the defensive lineman being cleared to practice should help expedite that process.

July 19, 2019 04:32 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Placed on NFI list
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

The Ravens have placed Pierce on the non-football injury (NFI) list, Field Yates of ESPN reports.

Baltimore has one of the toughest conditioning tests in the league and often utilizes the NFI for players that can't meet the standard at the beginning of training camp. Pierce drew some unwanted attention back in June when he was removed from the practice field at mandatory minicamp after showing up overweight. Listed at 6-foot, 340 pounds, he's one of the better run-stuffing tackles in the NFL and is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent next offseason. The Ravens presumably want him to get in better shape before they engage in serious discussions for a contract extension.

June 12, 2019 04:16 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Dismissed for conditioning issues
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce was not allowed to practice Wednesday due to conditioning issues, Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com reports.

Pierce skipped all of the voluntary workouts this spring and reportedly showed up to minicamp this week looking heavier than the 340 pounds he's listed at on the Baltimore roster. Conditioning has apparently never been an issue before in Pierce's career, so this situation might be more of a disappointment than an actual concern about his job status. When healthy and able, Pierce is viewed by many observers as one of the league's better run defenders.

May 2, 2019 02:32 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Officially signs RFA tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (elbow) officially signed his restricted free-agent tender Wednesday, Jeff Zrebiec of The Athletic reports.

Pierce is now set to make just over $3 million in 2019 coming off a season in which he graded out as Pro Football Focus' fourth-ranked run defender among defensive linemen and the sixth-ranked defensive lineman overall. With Brandon Williams still around to take some attention away in the middle, Pierce is primed to continue his productive ways as the anchor of the defense. However, it's not clear where the 26-year-old stands in his recovery from a dislocated elbow he suffered in Baltimore's playoff loss to the Chargers.

March 9, 2019 05:20 PM
Ravens' Michael Pierce: Receives second-round tender
by RotoWire Staff | RotoWire

Pierce (elbow) received a second-round tender Saturday, Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports reports.

Extending Pierce appears to be one of the Ravens' top priorities this offseason, as the 340-pound nose tackle has developed into one of the team's key pieces on defense. The possibility of paying a second-round pick might not scare off a prospective team in free agency, so it wouldn't be surprising if Pierce does generate some interest on the open market should he fail to secure a long-term deal with the Ravens.

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Schedule
WeekDateOpponentTime/Result
Career Defensive Stats
SeasonTeamGGSTKLTLKASTSACKSINTYDSLGDTDPASS DEF
2020MIN00000000000
2019BAL14143519160.500000
2018BAL142322012000001
2017BAL1613493217100000
2016BAL161351916200001
Total6030151 90.061 3.500-12702
 

Player Info

Height/Weight:
6-0/345
Birthdate:
11/6/1992
Age:
27
Hometown:
New Orleans, LA, USA
School:
Samford
NFL Experience:
5
Awards: