Bernard Pierce 30 | Running Back

Baltimore Ravens

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Sep 28, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Pierce (thigh) said after Sunday's game that he was held out as a precaution to avoid further aggravating his injury, CSN Baltimore's Bo Smolka reports. Impact: The Ravens may have just activated Pierce to serve as an emergency replacement, but it's still hard for fantasy owners to have any confidence in his role, after watching Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro combine for 124 yards and a pair of touchdowns on 29 carries. The duo has been very effective in Pierce's absence, and Baltimore's running back situation is among the most fluid in the league. Pierce did have a team-high 22 carries for 96 yards in a Week 2 win over the Steelers, but both Forsett and Taliaferro have looked better this season. While Forsett is locked in as the top back for passing downs, Pierce could perhaps return to some kind of early-down role in Week 5 against the Colts.(RotoWire, )
Sep 28, 2014
News: Pierce (thigh) did not receive a single carry nor a target in Sunday's 38-10 rout of the Panthers. Impact: Pierce started the first two games of the season, but missed Week 3 due to a thigh injury. Despite returning to health for Sunday's game, Pierce was left with a donut while watching Justin Forsett carry the ball 14 times for 66 yards and a touchdown and Lorenzo Taliaferro rack up 58 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries. The Ravens were expected to use a committee approach with their three backs, but Forsett got the start and played most of the game, while Taliaferro got the garbage-time work, which ended with his late touchdown. It's poor news overall for Pierce's fantasy owners, who will have to adjust their projections down given the timeshare.(RotoWire, )
Sep 28, 2014
News: Pierce (thigh) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Panthers. Impact: Pierce is back in action Sunday, though a backfield time-share that tilts in the favor of the hot hand could potentially be on tap this week, after teammates Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett turned in productive efforts in Pierce's absence in Week 3 against the Browns.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 26, 2014
News: Pierce (thigh) practiced fully Friday and is listed as probable for Sunday's game against the Panthers, ESPN.com reports. Impact: While it appears as though Pierce will be a go Sunday against the Panthers, a backfield time-share could potentially be on tap in Week 4 after Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett turned in productive efforts in Pierce's absence last weekend against the Browns.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Pierce (thigh/quad) practiced fully Wednesday, ESPN.com reports. Impact: After missing this past Sunday's game in Cleveland, Pierce appears on track to suit up Sunday against the Panthers, but a backfield time-share could potentially be on tap in Week 4 after Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett had productive efforts in Pierce's Week 3 absence.(RotoWire, )
Wed. Sep 24, 2014
News: Pierce, who missed this past Sunday's game with a strained quad, was able to practice Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports. Impact: It remains to be seen if Pierce will be listed as a full or limited participant Wednesday, but his return to practice would appear to put him on track to suit up Sunday against the Panthers. Assuming that's the case, Pierce could find himself in some form of a committee situation upon his return, given the solid results turned in by Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett in Pierce's Week 3 absence.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Speaking after Sunday's win over the Browns, Ravens coach John Harbaugh said Pierce (thigh) is dealing with a short-term muscular injury, Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun reports. Impact: Harbaugh's words indicate that Pierce has a shot to return for Week 4 against the Panthers, after the running back was unable to suit up Sunday. However, Pierce may find himself in a committee upon returning, as Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro combined for 154 rushing yards on 29 carries in Sunday's game.(RotoWire, )
Sun. Sep 21, 2014
News: Pierce will miss today's game against the Browns with a thigh injury. Impact: Pierce had started Baltimore's past two games, filling in for Ray Rice, who was released by the team and suspended indefinitely by the NFL this month for domestic violence. He will be replaced by Justin Forsett, who has averaged 6.6 yards on 19 carries and scored a touchdown through two games.(STATS, 11:08am)
Sep 21, 2014
News: Pierce (thigh) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Browns, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Impact: Pierce was a limited participant in Friday's practice and was listed as questionable coming in, though it turned out that he was a true game-time decision and just couldn't do enough in warmups to warrant playing. Justin Forsett is expected to lead the backfield, with Lorenzo Taliaferro also getting an increase in snaps.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Per NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala, it's not looking good for Pierce (thigh) with regard to the running back's status for Sunday's game against the Browns. Impact: We'll confirm Pierce's status, one way or the other, as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, but if he is unable to suit up, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro would be in line for expanded Week 3 opportunities in the Ravens' backfield.(RotoWire, )
Sep 21, 2014
News: Pierce's (thigh) availability for Sunday's game against the Browns may be in question, with Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun suggesting that the running back is a game-time decision for the contest. Impact: More on Pierce's status as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches, but if he is unable to play, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro would be next in line for the Ravens' Week 3 carries.(RotoWire, )
Sat. Sep 20, 2014
News: With Pierce (thigh) listed as questionable in advance of Sunday's game against the Browns, the Ravens have promoted Fitzgerald Toussaint from their practice squad, the team's official site reports. Impact: Though the report relays that Pierce participated fully in practice Friday, he's officially listed as questionable as Sunday's 1:00 ET kickoff approaches. In any case, this is a situation to monitor, with Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro next in line for carries in the event that Pierce is unable to play or limited Sunday.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Pierce (thigh) was a limited participant in Friday's practice, and he is questionable for Sunday's game in Cleveland, the Ravens' official website reports. Impact: Pierce seems more likely to play than not, but the questionable designation casts some doubt on his status. If he's ultimately unable to play, Justin Forsett will likely get the start and most of the touches, with Lorenzo Taliaferro serving as the top backup.(RotoWire, )
Fri. Sep 19, 2014
News: Pierce (thigh) took part in Friday's practice, The Baltimore Sun reports. Impact: Pierce was limited at Thursday's session due to a sore thigh, but he was able to get back on the field Friday. Expect the Ravens to update Pierce's status when they release their injury report Friday afternoon.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Sep 18, 2014
News: Pierce was added to Thursday's injury report as a limited participant due to a thigh injury, ESPN.com reports. Impact: Pierce wasn't on the injury report Wednesday, after rushing for 96 yards on 22 carries in a Week 2 win over the Steelers. Health permitting, he'll likely get a third consecutive start Sunday in Cleveland, though Justin Forsett will also compete for touches.(RotoWire, )
Bernard Pierce
2014 Season
CAR
28
YDS
113
AVG
4.0
TDS
0
Bio
Ht: 6' 0"  Wt: 230  Age: 23
Born: 5/10/1991, Ardmore, Pennsylvania
College: Temple
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Drafted: 2012 - Rd 3
(84th overall by the Ravens)
Salary: $570,000
Injury Status
9/28/2014
PROBABLE for Week 4 (thigh)