Could former Giants LB Pierce find new wings in Philadelphia?

Antonio Pierce

The Giants have parted ways with linebacker Antonio Pierce, but Pierce’s career is not over. He will look to sign somewhere else, and there is already question whether or not the Eagles will pursue him. We know all about Pierce as he has spent his entire career in the NFC East. The things the Eagles will question are his age and health. He did not play a full season last year in New York after his season was ended by a neck injury. Pierce has said he’s not 100 percent yet but feels he is on a very good path to return at full strength next season. In New York, Pierce was a tackling machine and defensive leader.

The Eagles could use some help at the linebacker position, but I don’t know if Pierce is the kind of solution they are looking for. To me, it has to at least be a consideration, and that is because of what happened with Brian Dawkins last year. We all know what happened there and then what did he do this season? He automatically turned into the leader of the Denver defense and produced yet another Pro Bowl season. I’m not saying they are the same player, but they do share some similarities, especially the situation Dawkins was in last year and the situation Pierce finds himself in this year.

Should the Eagles sign Antonio Pierce? I don’t know. Should they at least think about it? Definitely. They really dropped the ball with Dawkins last year, so maybe Pierce could be some type of redemption.


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