Antonio Pierce was in New York this week for medical tests, and asked to meet with the team about his future while he was there.
The bad news is those meetings led to his release. The good news is that he says an MRI on his injured neck revealed no problems.
In comments to the Newark Star-Ledger and the team’s website, Pierce may not even look at his release as bad news. He’s about to hit unrestricted free agency, and couldn’t thank the Giants enough for the opportunity to play for them.
“I talked to Coach Coughlin, I talked to Jerry Reese, I talked to as
many people as I could talk to before leaving the building. I told them
I have nothing but love for the Giants and I always will,” Pierce said.
An article by the team’s website indicates they feel the same about Pierce. But the lovefest obscures the reality that the Giants didn’t think Pierce was worth a high salary.
Drew Rosenhaus has already started to look for a team that feels differently.