Let the rebuilding of the defense begin.
On the same day that long-time Vikings nose tackle Linval Joseph signed with the Los Angeles Chargers, Minnesota has found his replacement in ex-Raven Michael Pierce, according to ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
— ig: josinaanderson (@JosinaAnderson) March 18, 2020
Over the past four years in Baltimore, Pierce has been a regular on the Ravens’ defensive line, playing between 375 and 594 snaps each season. He is known as one of the NFL’s top run suffers, ranking as high as fourth in the NFL by PFF in grade versus the run in 2018. Last year his run grade and pass rush production dipped from his best season as the 340-pounder created just 16 pressures and one sack.
The deal is reportedly for three years, $27 million.
Michael Pierce three-year deal with Vikings is worth $27 million, according to a league source. Nice deal for former Ravens defensive tackle
— Aaron Wilson (@AaronWilson_NFL) March 18, 2020
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