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Sat, 07 Apr 2012 06:38:32 -0700
Former NFL LB Antonio Pierce said former New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams' speech, in which he told players to target injured opponents, is nothing new. "I've heard that speech from seven of the defensive coordinators I've played with in my nine-year career," Pierce said. "Think about it, if a guy knows he's going to get hit hard, he's not going to come across that middle." Pierce, who played under Williams with the Washington Redskins in 2004, called the coach's choice of words "a little harsh, they're a little tough," but talked about the awareness of an opponent's injured players. "Throughout the week we always knew who was injured and what body part was injured," Pierce said. "If he's not in the game, our chances of winning are higher. And that's what it's all about. It's all about winning."
Mon, 12 Jul 2010 05:18:01 -0700
New York Giants LB Jonathan Goff is expected to receive the first opportunity to replace retired LB Antonio Pierce this season, according to Michael Lombardi, of NFL Network. LBs Gerris Wilkinson and Phillip Dillard will also get an opportunity to compete. They will get reps in what will be a close race throughout training camp.
Thu, 08 Jul 2010 06:37:55 -0700
Unrestricted free-agent LB Antonio Pierce (Giants) has announced his retirement from professional football and has joined ESPN as an analyst, reports ESPN.com.
Fri, 28 May 2010 09:41:24 -0700
Unrestricted free-agent LB Antonio Pierce (Giants) said during a television interview that he will need surgery to repair a herniated disc in his neck if he wants to play again and that is not an option he is looking forward to, reports Ohm Youngmisuk, of ESPNNewYork.com. "It is healing but I am going to need surgery to continue playing. That's not an option I am looking forward to. It is looking like it is going down that [retirement] path. First offseason I am having away from football and I am enjoying it," Pierce said.
Wed, 17 Feb 2010 07:51:33 -0800
NFL.com reports St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said Tuesday, Feb. 16, the team could sign free-agent LB Antonio Pierce (Giants) if he is healthy. "I guess all of those situations are possible," Spagnuolo said. "I think the health of the player is probably the most important thing. I'd check on that."
Tue, 16 Feb 2010 12:51:44 -0800
StLouisRams.com reports St. Louis Rams head coach Steve Spagnuolo said he has not spoken with unrestricted free-agent LB Antonio Pierce (Giants) at this time but could do so at some point.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 14:26:06 -0800
Mike Garafolo, of The Star-Ledger, reports unrestricted free-agent LB Antonio Pierce (Giants) said he underwent an MRI on his neck recently that showed everything appears to be fine. Pierce suffered a bulging disk last season, but it was not the reason he was released by the New York Giants.
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 11:43:59 -0800
Bill Williamson, of ESPN.com, reports the Oakland Raiders likely will not be interested in unrestricted free-agent LB Antonio Pierce (Giants).
Thu, 11 Feb 2010 10:18:29 -0800
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants have released LB Antonio Pierce, according to a source.
Tue, 09 Feb 2010 11:56:19 -0800
Ralph Vacchiano, of the New York Daily News, reports the New York Giants management and coaches likely will discuss LB Antonio Pierce's status with the team in the next week or so.
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