The 26-year-old spent the five weeks between minicamp and training camp shedding copious amounts of poundage.
Last year Pierce was listed at 340 pounds.
That he did.
Pierce passed his physical and conditioning test this week, allowing him to participate in the start of training camp.
An undrafted free agent signing in 2016, Pierce impressed through his first three seasons. Entering a contract year, the weight situation could have spoiled a pivotal campaign. Now that he's closer to his playing weight -- and should shed a few more lbs in camp -- Pierce can focus on earning more opportunities to show off ahead of becoming a free agent after the season.