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Reports: Former Ravens Defensive Tackle Michael Pierce Opting Out Of 2020 Season

MINNEAPOLIS (WJZ) -- Minnesota Vikings defensive tackle and former Baltimore Raven Michael Pierce has opted out of playing in the 2020 season amid the COVID-19 pandemic, according to reports.

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CBS Minnesota reports Pierce has opted out of playing due to respiratory concerns amid the pandemic.

Pierce played four seasons in Baltimore before Minnesota signed him as a free agent to a three-year, $27 million contract starting in 2020.

With the Ravens, Pierce racked up 151 tackles.

Pierce was brought in as a free agent to replace Linval Joseph on the defensive line.

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