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Ravens notes: Defensive coordinator Don Martindale 'disappointed' by Michael Pierce's absence

Ravens notes: Defensive coordinator Don Martindale 'disappointed' by Michael Pierce's absence

When Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce showed up out of shape to mandatory minicamp Tuesday, defensive coordinator Don “Wink” Martindale was disappointed.

“What I said to him — and I said it in front of the whole defense — ‘Life’s about choices. You just don’t make that choice,’ ” Martindale said Wednesday.

Pierce, who played at a listed 340 pounds in 2018, had visibly gained weight, and coach John Harbaugh dismissed him from Tuesday’s practice after he finished stretching for “his own health and safety.” In Pierce’s first three seasons...

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