Miami Dolphins Should Sign Antonio Pierce To Lead Their Defense

Luterson MondesirCorrespondent IFebruary 11, 2010

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - OCTOBER 25:  Antonio Pierce #58 of the New York Giants gets the crowd going against the Arizona Cardinals on October 25, 2009 at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey.  (Photo by Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)
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The New York giants has release their team defense captain Antonio Pierce.

The Giants will announce the move soon, according to the Star-Ledger.

Pierce was the Giants’ defensive captain and had been with the franchise for five seasons. He made the Pro Bowl in the 2006 season, when he made a career-high 137 tackles, but he struggled with injuries this past season and played in just nine games.

Pierce started his NFL career in 2001 with the Redskins and played four seasons with them. He has 686 tackles, nine sacks and seven interceptions in his career.

The Miami Dolphins need a middle linebacker that could lead their defense and can actually help cover tight end, and Antonio Pierce could to do all that, plus he is a former team defense captain which mean he could lead the dolphins defense, with them signing Antonio, they will no longer need to draft a linebacker that could start right away. They could draft one in the second or third round of the NFL draft to be Antonio pierce understudy.