Vikings' Pierce had regrets about opt-out, but made most of it

Vikings' Pierce had regrets about opt-out, but made most of it
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Michael Pierce is 28 years old, entering what ought to be the prime of his career in the NFL as a run-stopping nose tackle. In 2020, after he signed with the Minnesota Vikings but opted out of the season because of health concerns surrounding COVID-19, Pierce had an early vision of his retirement. Parts of the picture were pretty, given ample, stress-free time for self-examination and goal-setting.