Antonio Pierce Released By Giants
Pierce signed a six-year contract with the Giants prior to the 2005 season after spending the first four years of his career in Washington. He had served as the Giants's defensive captain for the past several years, acting as their on-field leader and emotional mouthpiece. He made 11 tackles in the Giants' upset of the previously undefeated Patriots in Super Bowl XLII.
"A.P. came right in and took the bull by the horns from day one and was very instrumental in helping the New York Giants win a lot of games and accomplishing a lot of our goals during his time here," general manager Jerry Reese said in a statement. "He has been an outstanding Giant and we wish him nothing but the best for his family and future."
Pierce played just nine games this past season before being placed on injured reserve with a bulging disc in his neck. Pierce believes this injury played a role in his being cut by the Giants, but is feeling great and ready to play again next season -- according to The Star-Ledger.