Vikings agree to three-year, $27 million deal with Michael Pierce

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Michael Pierce‘s deal with the Vikings is done.

The defensive tackle will receive a three-year, $27 million contract, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The deal includes $18 million guaranteed and has a max value of $28 million.

Pierce, 27, spent his first four seasons in Baltimore.

He has appeared in 60 games with 30 starts, making 151 tackles, 3.5 sacks, four fumble recoveries, 13 tackles for loss and 13 quarterback hits.

The Vikings released defensive tackle Linval Joseph, who since has agreed to two-year, $17 million deal with the Chargers.

11 responses to “Vikings agree to three-year, $27 million deal with Michael Pierce

  1. This makes me feel a lot better about Linval Joseph but I’m still scared to death about the offensive line.

  2. I really really like this signing! The vikes have done great with FA NT’s. Fat pat, then linval.. hopefully pierce can follow that trend. Looks like LT and CB in the 1st, 2 WR’s in rounds 2-4.

  3. I was told the Vikings couldn’t afford to sign a big-time free agent. I wonder if this signing means that they feel like they have a trade partner for Anthony Harris? I like signing guys to their second contract who are just entering their prime.

  4. packertruth says:
    March 18, 2020 at 10:13 pm
    undrafted rookie from Samford = “big-time free agent”? Only in Minnesota.

    The article clearly states he has been in the league for four years, so obviously not a rookie…and I don’t care where he went to school…the Vikings once signed an undrafted free agent out of Division II Texas A&M – Kingsville…turned out to be a HoF DT…not saying Pierce is anywhere close to Randle, just pointing out that where someone is from has no impact on their value in the NFL…

  5. tylawspick6 says:
    March 18, 2020 at 9:59 pm
    A massive blow to Baltimore’s interior line which was already questionable.

    You really haven’t got a clue, do you? Ravens added Brockers and Campbell. Their DL is now Judon-Brockers-Williams-Campbell.

  6. HUGE overpay. I can only imagine what Pierce would have signed for if he had a good year last year. Its a loss for the Ravens but one they expected and are ready to fill fairly easily.

  7. Haven’t seen much of the Ravens so I don’t really know this player. The Vikings needed help on the DT spot though I know that. And Rick is a good GM.

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