The Minnesota Vikings announced a series of roster moves ahead of their Week 13 matchup with the Lions.
The full list includes:
- Vikings activated DT Michael Pierce from injured reserve.
- Vikings waived DE Eddie Yarbrough.
- Vikings elevated DE Kenny Willekes, TE Jake Bargas and DB Myles Dorn to their active roster.
Pierce, 29, wound up signing on with the Ravens as an undrafted free agent out of Samford in 2016. He played out the final year of his three-year rookie contract before returning to the Ravens on a second-round restricted tender.
He was testing the open market as an unrestricted free agent for the first time in his career when he signed a three-year, $27 million deal with the Vikings in 2020.
Pierce was slated to make a $3 million, fully-guaranteed base salary in 2020 before opting out due to the pandemic. That total was tolled to 2021.
In 2021, Pierce has appeared in four games for the Vikings, recording nine total tackles and two sacks.