Olsen Pierre

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Olsen Pierre
No. 72 – New York Giants
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1991-08-27) August 27, 1991 (age 28)
Rahway, New Jersey
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school:Rahway (NJ)
College:Miami (FL)
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:42
Sacks:5.5
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

Olsen Pierre (born August 27, 1991) is an American football defensive end for the New York Giants of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Miami.

College career[edit]

Pierre started 36 of 40 games played at Miami (FL), notching 96 tackles, nine tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and six passes defensed.

Professional career[edit]

Chicago Bears[edit]

Pierre signed with the Chicago Bears as an undrafted free agent following the 2015 NFL Draft.[1] He was released on August 30, 2015.[2]

Arizona Cardinals[edit]

Pierre was signed to Cardinals practice squad on October 21, 2015.[3] On January 26, 2016, he was signed to a future contract.[4]

On March 7, 2017, Pierre signed an exclusive rights tender with the Cardinals.[5] On April 18, he signed a one-year contract.[6] On October 1, 2017, he recorded his first career sack against the San Francisco 49ers.[7] On November 9, he made his first career start, getting four tackles and a sack against the Seattle Seahawks.[8] He recorded three more sacks to finish the 2017 season, all three in wins over the Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans, and a strip-sack in the season finale against the Seahawks.[9][10][11] He ended his season with 30 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 2 passes defensed, and a forced fumble in 14 games.[12]

On April 3, 2018, Pierre re-signed with the Cardinals on a one-year contract.[13] He played in 10 games before being placed on injured reserve on December 4, 2018 with a knee injury.[14]

New York Giants[edit]

On March 15, 2019, Pierre was signed by the New York Giants.[15]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Mayer, Larry (May 3, 2015). "Bears add 15 undrafted free agents". ChicagoBears.com.
  2. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2015). "Bears cut Jennings, Mundy to IR". ChicagoBears.com.
  3. ^ Odegard, Kyle (October 21, 2015). "An Opportunity For Jermaine Gresham". AZCardinals.com.
  4. ^ Odegard, Kyle (January 26, 2016). "Cardinals Sign 11 To Future Contracts". AZCardinals.com.
  5. ^ Urban, Darren (March 7, 2017). "John Wetzel Gets Exclusive Rights Tender". AZCardinals.com.
  6. ^ Urban, Darren (April 19, 2017). "Digging A Little Deeper For Cardinals Draft". AZCardinals.com.
  7. ^ Odegard, Kyle (October 1, 2017). "Cardinals Defense Regains Late-Game Success". AZCardinals.com.
  8. ^ Odegard, Kyle (November 9, 2017). "Cardinals May Lose D.J. Humphries, Tyvon Branch". AZCardinals.com.
  9. ^ Kaye, Mike (November 26, 2017). "Late field goal sinks the Jaguars' comeback attempt, winning streak in 27-24 loss to the Cardinals". WTLV NBC 12.
  10. ^ Marotta, Vince (December 10, 2017). "Cardinals' victory over Titans won't win any beauty contests, but that's OK". Arizona Sports.
  11. ^ Odegard, Kyle (December 31, 2017). "Chandler Jones Sets Franchise Record For Sacks". AZCardinals.com.
  12. ^ "Olsen Pierre". NFL.com.
  13. ^ Odegard, Kyle (April 3, 2018). "As Work Begins, Cardinals Don't Look Ahead". AZCardinals.com.
  14. ^ Urban, Darren (December 4, 2018). "Another To IR: Olsen Pierre Joins Kirk, Iupati With Season Over". AZCardinals.com.
  15. ^ Alper, Josh (March 15, 2019). "Olsen Pierre signs with Giants". Pro Football Talk. NBC Sports.

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