Rams coach Steve Spagnuolo told reporters Tuesday that he hasn’t talked to Giants LB Antonio Pierce after the veteran’s release from New York.
Spagnuolo said he meant to reach out to Pierce, whom he described as a “good friend.” That begs the question: Could Pierce join his former defensive coordinator in St. Louis?
“I guess all of those situations are possible,” Spagnuolo said. “I think the health of the player is probably the most important thing. I’d check on that.”
Pierce played in just nine games this past season before being placed on injured reserve Nov. 30 because of a bulging disc in his neck.
Pierce and Spagnuolo were with the Giants during their Super Bowl XLII championship season of 2007. Pierce signed a free-agent contract with the Giants in 2005 after playing four years with the Redskins.
Spagnuolo also mentioned recently released WR Donte’ Stallworth as a possibility for the Rams because the two have roots dating to their time together with the Eagles.
“I was with Donte’ in Philadelphia and I think he is a heck of a football player,” Spagnuolo said. “I know that he has just become available, so we are looking at everybody. But I happen to know Donte’ personally and I kind of like him. That is going back a little while now, three or four years ago when he was in Philadelphia.”