Bernard Pierce 30 | Running Back

Baltimore Ravens

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Sep 21, 2014 Subscribe 
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, )
Thu. Sep 11, 2014
News: Pierce, who started Thursday's game against the Steelers, carried 22 times for 96 yards in the Ravens' 26-6 win. Impact: Pierce was benched in the Ravens' season opener after he fumbled at the team's 20-yard line in the second quarter of the contest, which paved the way for teammate Justin Forsett to record 70 yards on 11 carries and catch five passes for 14 yards in the game. On Thursday, however, Pierce resumed his duties as the team's lead back, an assignment he should retain, assuming his health, with Forsett (who recorded eight carries for 56 yards and four catches for 16 yards Thursday) in line to work in a complementary role in the Ravens' backfield.(RotoWire, )
Tue. Sep 9, 2014
News: Coach John Harbaugh declined to name a starting running back for Thursday's game against the Steelers, ESPN.com reports. When asked who would start the contest, Harbaugh noted, "Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett -- they'll both play a lot. Lorenzo Taliaferro will be a big part of it, too." Impact: Pierce's second-quarter fumble in Week 1 led to added opportunities for Justin Forsett, who responded with 70 yards on 11 carries in Sunday's contest. Given that it was the first fumble of his career, though, Pierce figures to get a chance to bounce back in Week 2, but this figures to be a timeshare where Harbaugh goes with the hot hand.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Sep 8, 2014
News: Pierce's teammate, Ray Rice, has been released by the Ravens. Impact: Pierce was benched Sunday after he fumbled at the Ravens' 20-yard line in the second quarter of the contest, which paved the way for teammate Justin Forsett to record 70 yards on 11 carries and catch five passes for 14 yards. While the team's RB pecking order going forward remains fluid, with Rice no longer in the mix, Pierce presumably will have a chance to atone for his fumble in the coming weeks. However, Forsett's solid effort in Week 1 could lead to some form of backfield timeshare in Thursday's game against the Steelers.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Pierce carried the ball six times for 14 yards with a fumble in Sunday's 23-16 loss to the Bengals. Impact: ESPN.com relays that coach John Harbaugh confirmed that Pierce was benched after he fumbled at the Ravens' 20-yard line in the second quarter of the contest, which paved the way for Justin Forsett to rack up 70 yards on 11 carries and catch fives passes for 14 yards. "We're not too enamored with fumbles," Harbaugh said. "It's not what we're looking for from our running backs." It remains to be seen how the Ravens divide their carries Thursday against the Steelers, but for now, hopes that Pierce might seize a grip on the team's starting assignment in the absence of Ray Rice may have been dashed.(RotoWire, )
Sep 7, 2014
News: Pierce (concussion) is active for Sunday's game against the Bengals. Impact: By practicing in full throughout the week, Pierce erased any doubt that he'd be available for the Ravens' season opener. With Ray Rice (suspension) set to miss the first two games of the season, Pierce figures to be the team's top option at running back during that time, though both Justin Forsett and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro could also factor into the Ravens' backfield mix.(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
No reported Injury