Minnesota Vikings release DT Michael Pierce following only 8 games

The Minnesota VikingsReleased veteran defensive tackle Michael PierceOn Tuesday, he ended a disappointing two-season tenure that saw him play only eight games. The team had reached agreement with a free agent and the move was inevitable. Harrison PhillipsThis week, earlier.

In March 2020, Pierce signed a $27 million three-year contract with the Vikings. However, he opted out due to the COVID-19 pandemic. He was unable to play in the 2021 season due to elbow and tricep injuries. All eight games that he played, he had 20 tackles, 3 sacks, and 1 forced fumble.

This week, the Vikings had to make a decision on Pierce's future. The third day of the new league season, Pierce's $7.9million base salary would be fully guaranteed.

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