July 8 7:09 AM PT8:09 AM MT9:09 AM CT10:09 AM ET2:09 PM GMT10:09 PM 北京时间7:09 AM MST9:09 AM EST8:09 AM CT - Pierce has retired from the NFL after nine seasons and is joining ESPN as and NFL analyst. Analysis: Pierce spent the past five seasons with the New York Giants and was released by the team in February. He was the Giants' defensive captain and helped team defeat the New England Patriots in the 2008 Super Bowl.
Feb. 11 12:20 PM PT1:20 PM MT2:20 PM CT3:20 PM ET8:20 PM GMT4:20 AM 北京时间1:20 PM MST3:20 PM EST2:20 PM CT - The New York Giants have released Pierce. Pierce had been the quarterback of the Giants' defense for the past five years. His status with the team was put into question this season when he suffered a neck injury, forcing him to miss the final seven games of the season. Analysis: The 31-year-old Pierce led the team in tackles three times, was a three-year captain, a Pro Bowler in 2006 and one of the inspirational leaders of the squad that made the playoffs four times, won the Super Bowl in 2008, and did not have a losing season in his five years in a Giants' uniform. His last season was disappointing as the defense had one of its worst seasons in decades.