The Baltimore Ravens signed defensive lineman Michael Pierce in 2022 free company to a three-year $16.5 million greenback contract. He returns to the workforce for his second stint after a brief keep with the Minnesota Vikings, who he inked a three-year contract with throughout the 2020 offseason, however was reduce earlier than the period of the contract completed.
Pierce spoke to the media after a coaching camp observe and answered a plethora of various questions. He went into element about what it feels prefer to be again in Baltimore and reunite with members of the group, sayin git seems like a homecoming for him.
“It’s been like a homecoming for me. It’s awesome.” pic.twitter.com/UpKbYLf4Pz
“It’s just, like I said, when I first came back in a bunch of interviews, it’s the people around the building. You obviously know your teammates, ‘TJ’ [Tony Jefferson II], Marlon [Humphrey], Ronnie [Stanley], Lamar [Jackson] etcetera, etcetera, Gus [Edwards] and all of those guys. But just the rapport I had with our coaching staff, obviously we know who Coach ‘Harbs’ [head coach John Harbaugh] is. [Defensive coordinator] Mike Macdonald was the linebackers coach at the time, but having familiarity with him, I played with [inside linebackers coach] Zach Orr, [Anthony] Levine, we can just go on and on about those guys. But like I said, seeing Manny and Shorty in the cafeteria again, [team clinician] Dr. Tricia [Bent-Goodley], ‘Ms. Val’ [Valerie Wideman], [team chaplain] Johnny [Shelton]. I have a really, really special relationship with all of those people. So, it’s like a homecoming for me. So, that was a no-brainer.”
Pierce is anticipated to switch loads of what former Baltimore defensive sort out Brandon Williams did for the workforce, however over the previous few years he he hasn’t performed a ton of soccer. He solely suited up for six video games throughout the 2021 season as a member of the Vikings after opting out of 2020. Pierce is in search of a comeback season to show to the remainder of the NFL that he nonetheless has lots left within the tank, and may have a large function on the Ravens’ defensive unit.
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