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Baltimore Ravens
Position
RB
 
Jersey
30
Name  Bernard Pierce
Born  5/10/1990
Height  6-0
Weight  218
College  Temple
9/11/2014 11:59:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carried the load Thursday night with 22 rushed for 96 yards and one reception for seven yards.
Insight: Many fantasy owners had jumped on the Justin Forsett bandwagon, but Pierce's active night will slow that parade to a halt. Forsett caught four balls for 16 yards and had eight carries for 56 yards. It appears the Ravens are still figuring out the backfield mix.
 
Cold9/9/2014 9:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens head coach John Harbaugh said Bernard Pierce would remain a big part of the offense.
Insight: Don't know if we should really buy this. In the same press conference, Harbaugh said Pierce was benched for fumbling and then denied that fact. Justin Forsett looks to be the Ravens go-to back at least this Thursday against Pittsburgh, but the long term starting job will be probably determined by the hot hand. As frustrating as Pierce has been the last season-plus, it would probably be the smart move to hold onto him at least one more week.
 
Cold9/7/2014 5:23:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce carried the ball just six times and was pulled after another fumble.
Insight: This was Pierce's chance to establish himself and he didn't do it. Now he'll share time with Justin Forsett until Ray Rice returns and then were taking a three-way committee.
 
8/30/2014 2:21:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce (concussion) returned to practice on Saturday.
Insight: Pierce suffered the concussion seven days ago, so he should be ready for Week 1, where he will start in place of the suspended Ray Rice. Pierce rushed 11 times for 52 yards and caught a pass for three yards in preseason.
 
8/25/2014 9:26:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has officially been diagnosed with a concussion, according to Jamison Hensley of ESPN.com.
Insight: The concussion is minor and Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
 
8/24/2014 8:57:00 PM
Description: Ravens running back Bernard Pierce tweeted that he's "fine" after suffering a head injury during Saturday's preseason game.
Insight: According to the Baltimore Sun, Pierce is expected to be ready for Week 1. He left Saturday's game with concussion symptoms but hasn't yet been officially diagnosed with a concussion. An injury at this point of the preseason would be terrible for Pierce, who will get a two-game chance to prove he deserves a larger role in the offense when Ray Rice returns from a suspension.
 
8/23/2014 8:47:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce left in the first quarter of Saturday's preseason game against the Redskins with a possble concussion.
Insight: Not a good sign for Pierce, who was injury plagued last season. Baltimore is already missing Ray Rice the first two weeks of the season because of suspension and now it seems like at least a 50/50 chance Pierce will be out too. Week 1 is two weeks away and doctors must clear Pierce before he returns.
 
7/24/2014 11:14:00 AM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce (offseason surgery on his rotator cuff) should be the team's starter for the first two games of the season.
Insight: Assuming he can stay healthy, Pierce will get a chance to be the lead ballcarrier and prove he deserves a larger role even when Rice returns from his two-game suspension.
 
7/22/2014 10:11:00 PM
Description: According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has been medically cleared. He underwent offseason surgery on his rotator cuff.
Insight: Ray Rice is expected to be suspended for multiple games at the start of the season, so Pierce will get a chance to be the lead ballcarrier and prove he deserves a larger role when Rice returns. The Ravens had a league-worst 3.1 ypc average in 2013. They'll try to revive the running game under new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak.
 
6/23/2014 1:50:00 PM
Description: The Baltimore Sun says Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce (rotator cuff surgery) is the favorite to be the opening day starter.
Insight: The Ravens' running game is a mess. Pierce is coming off shoulder surgery, Ray Rice is expected to receive a multi-game suspension and rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro is dealing with legal issues of his own. Justin Forsett is also in the mix.
 
1/29/2014 10:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce had surgery to repair his rotator cuff Wednesday and will be sidelined 4-5 months.
Insight: The Ravens running game struggled across the board in 2013, and Pierce rushed for just 2.9 yards per carry and two touchdowns on 152 attempts.
 
10/10/2013 6:07:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce (thigh) was limited in practice Thursday but he's expected to play Sunday against the Packers.
Insight: Pierce had 46 yards on 11 carries while Ray Rice saw 33 touches in Week 5 against the Dolphins. Fantasy owners should hold him in case Rice suffers another injury but he shouldn't be started.
 
9/22/2013 5:59:00 PM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce carried the football 24 times for 65 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against Houston.
Insight: Starting in place of the injured Ray Rice, Pierce didn't do much yardage-wise but salvaged the game with a touchdown in the third quarter. Rice is expected to miss Week 4 at Buffalo, which should be a much better matchup for Pierce.
 
9/22/2013 12:16:00 PM
Description: Ravens' backup running back Bernard Pierce will take over all the rushing durites with Ray Rice sidelined by a hip injury.
Insight: The only bad news for Pierce is that Baltimore faces a pretty good Houston defense, though they haven't shown it in the first two games. Pierce is a must start.
 
9/17/2013 12:20:00 PM
Description: Ravens' backup running back Bernard Pierce could end up being the starter if Ray Rice's hip injury doesn't improve.
Insight: Even if Rice does get on the field Sunday against Houston, it's likely that the two running backs would share the rushing workload more evenly to help protect the starter's health.
 
9/13/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: Ravens' backup running back Bernard Pierce had a thigh wrapped after the game, but should be ready for Week 2.
Insight: Ray Rice owners were probably hoping they would have their guy go in alone, but it apparently won't happen. The Ravens' running game should get more work this week than against Denver in Week 1 where they fell way behind on the scoreboard.
 
8/9/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Ravens backup running back Bernard Pierce had a knee wrapped after the game, but we haven't heard of any major problems.
Insight: Pierce is expected to be a much bigger part of the Baltimore offense this season including a set with the team using him in the backfield and Ray Rice split out as a receiver. We await further word.
 
6/26/2013 6:13:00 PM
Description: Ravens halfback Bernard Pierce was involved in a scary incident this weekend in Philadelphia but it appears that he was able to escape without any injuries. SOURCE: CBS Philadelphia
Insight: Pierce was robbed at gunpoint and also had his car stolen. The car has been recovered and it looks like Pierce was able to walk away injury-free. He'll be a nice handcuff for Ray Rice owners this season.
 
1/18/2013 10:08:00 AM
Description: Baltimore backup running back Bernard Pierce is questionable for the AFC Championship on Sunday against New England after injuring his knee in the game against Denver.
Insight: Pierce was limited in Wednesday's practice and didn't practice on Thursday. Though he guaranteed he would play, the injury is likely to limit his playing time and we don't expect a productive day out of him.
 
1/14/2013 10:15:00 AM
Description: Baltimore backup running back Bernard Pierce is questionable for the AFC Championship on Sunday against New England due to a knee injury suffered in the win over Denver.
Insight: Pierce ran well against Indianapolis in the first round of the playoffs, getting 13 carries for 103 yards, but rushed just five times in Denver before being sidelined by the injury. Add fantasy value to Ray Rice if Pierce's situation doesn't improve.
 

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