Michael Pierce was sent off the field in an offseason practice about four weeks ago. He wasn’t in shape and he could barely squeeze into his uniform. Pierce gained a lot of weight in the offseason and it a lot of it wasn’t muscle. Pierce has to get back down to his playing weight and he needs to get into shape. Pierce has to do this quickly. This is a goal he should be already working on. This is entirely in his control.
Whatever the reason he came to the Ravens mini camp out of shape is irrelevant now.