|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.