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this is a discussion within the Saints Community Forum; Giants steal Pierce away from Redskins Story Tools: Print Email XML Jay Glazer / FOXSports.com Posted: 35 minutes ago The New York Giants got a new starting linebacker and it isn't Kendrell Bell. Sources told FOXSports.com that the Giants have ...

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Old 03-02-2005, 09:01 PM   #1
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Giants get Pierce!

Giants steal Pierce away from Redskins

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Posted: 35 minutes ago

The New York Giants got a new starting linebacker and it isn't Kendrell Bell. Sources told FOXSports.com that the Giants have come to terms on a deal with Washington Redskins MLB Antonio Pierce, a huge loss for their division rivals Redskins. Pierce also had interest from the Chiefs and an offer from the Vikings, who jumped into the fray today.

The deal is a six-year deal worth $26 million and includes a $6.5 million signing bonus, a tremendous figure for the up-and-coming linebacker. The structure of the deal is also done in a way to benefit the Giants salary cap and gives them some wiggle room over the course of the deal. Pierce has not yet signed but the agreement is in place.

Pierce was loved by Redskins LB Gregg Williams, who once told FOXSports.com that Pierce is one of the smartest linebackers the defensive coordinator has ever coached in his career. Ironically, he was able to jumpstart his career when he filled in at Washington for another former Giant, Michael Barrow.

Bell, brought in by the Giants earlier in the day, was brought to New York for a physical but the team soon backed off when Pierce came into the picture. It's unclear if the Giants had Pierce in their sights during Bell's visit or if they jumped into the Pierce derby as a result of Bell's visit.

Pierce had a breakthrough season in 2004 when he registered 160 tackles according to the Redskins totals, 112 according to the numbers on NFL.com. He was also responsible for making several defensive calls and often helped putting other players in the correct position.



Cmon front office what the heck are you doing?! Please bring someone in.....anybody please


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Old 03-02-2005, 09:08 PM   #2
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Very smart guy but I don\'t think he would have fit down here anyways. That\'s a lot of money he signed for and he might be like Trotter, a product of the system. Let\'s see how he fares out of Washington now.
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Old 03-02-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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I agree the money is kind of ridiculous. I would have really liked to look at him. I hope he turns out to not be as good as hes getting paid so that I can have some sort of relief we didnt pursue him
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Old 03-03-2005, 12:31 AM   #4
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I\'m glad we didn\'t get him if THAT was the asking price. Sure, he\'s an up-and-comer and all, but I\'m not conviced he\'s proved himself to the tune of $26 million and a $6.5 million signing bonus.

Then again, broken down over a six-year period, that deal will be a steal if Pierce really produces. Guess we\'ll see who laughs last...
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:40 AM   #5
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What about Kevin Bentley, who wasgonna be released by the Browns? He brok out last year, and he could be a pretty good OLB, and cheap too...
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:54 AM   #6
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cheap? if he is cheap enough loomis may be thinking about negotiating. gotta be really cheap though. cheap, cheap.
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Old 03-03-2005, 06:57 AM   #7
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So I guess this indicates that K. Bell is looking for alot of $$$!
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Old 03-03-2005, 07:54 AM   #8
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dammit......dammit...i\'m depressed now..what is loomis and haz doing?
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Old 03-03-2005, 07:59 AM   #9
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can ya revise the thread topic headline?

SAINTS GET PIERCED!
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