New Vikings defensive tackle already recruiting free agents to Minnesota

(Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images) Michael Pierce
(Photo by Ron Elkman/Sports Imagery/ Getty Images) Michael Pierce /

When the 2020 offseason eventually wraps up, Michael Pierce could potentially go down as this year’s biggest free-agent signing for the Minnesota Vikings.

The former Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle agreed to a three-year deal worth $27 million with the Vikings back in March. Pierce is expected to take over in the middle of Minnesota’s defensive line as their new run-stuffing nose tackle.

Linval Joseph had been the guy with this role for the Vikings during the last six seasons, so Pierce has some pretty large shoes to fill.

Michael Pierce already recruiting free agents to the Minnesota Vikings.

Despite the fact that he hasn’t even been a member of Minnesota’s roster for an entire month yet, Pierce is already attempting to get other free agents to come and join him in the Twin Cities.

Current free-agent safety Tony Jefferson posted a screenshot on Tuesday of him using the Vikings in a game of Madden. Pierce, a former teammate of Jefferson’s in Baltimore, noticed this and responded with a tweet telling the veteran safety to come and suit up with him in Minnesota.

Interestingly enough, the Vikings could probably use a guy like Jefferson on their roster for next season. Especially since Minnesota literally has no safety depth right now and Anthony Harris remaining with the team for 2020 is still something that is unknown.

Jefferson spent the last three seasons with the Ravens and before that, he was a member of the Arizona Cardinals for a total of four years. Last season, he was only able to appear in five games for Baltimore before he ended up suffering a torn ACL and missed the rest of the year.

Considering he’s coming off a serious knee injury, it likely wouldn’t cost much for the Vikings to at least bring in Jefferson for one season. He even has the potential to enter Minnesota’s starting lineup depending on what the team decides to do with Harris during the next few weeks.

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So even though Pierce’s tweet might have just seemed like a meaningless request, adding Jefferson to their roster this year is something the Vikings could actually consider.