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Antonio Pierce Retires to Become an Analyst

Posted on | July 11, 2010 | No Comments

It is a sad day for the New York Giants fans as linebacker Antonio Pierce has retired from the NFL after 9 seasons to join ESPN as an NFL analyst.

NFL betting fans will always remember Pierce as one of the top key players that shocked the world with the 2007 Giants team as they accomplished the biggest upset in NFL history by beating the unbeatable New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

During an interview back in May, Pierce said he needed neck surgery to continue playing, but the real story is that he was leaning in the direction of retiring.

Pierce missed the final seven games of last season due to a neck injury. He spent the past five seasons with the Giants but was released by the team in February after five years.

Pierce played four seasons with the Washington Redskins before playing with the New York Giants.

In the 2007 season, Pierce teamed up with Michael Straham at the defensive line position where both players were a complete menace to any quarterback in front of them.  Both were key players that did the impossible… stop Tom Brady and one of the best offenses in the history of the game.

Pierce played in 137 regular season games and seven playoff games. He ended his career with 687 tackles, nine sacks, and seven interceptions.



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