Bernard Pierce | RB | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 10/21/2013 1:34am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (leg) aggravated a leg injury in the Week 7 game against the Pittsburgh Steelers, but he was not concerned after the game. 'It's a little banged up, but I'll be fine,' Pierce said Sunday, Oct. 20. 'I'll get through. It's been lingering on the side of my leg.'
Huddle Up: Keep an eye on his situation, but it looks like Ray Rice will have more time to himself in that backfield.
Posted: 8/11/2013 11:55pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (knee) has not yet been ruled out for the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 15, against the Atlanta Falcons. He suffered a sprained left knee in the preseason game Thursday, Aug. 8, against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, but head coach John Harbaugh is not worried about the severity of the injury.
Huddle Up: It sounds like Ray Rice's valuable backup avoided a serious injury this time, but he's already developing a lengthy list of health issues for a back who's only entering his second season.
Posted: 8/10/2013 6:30pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (knee) could miss a few days because of a sprained left knee. An MRI on the knee did not show any structural damage.
Huddle Up: It's good news for Pierce who is an emerging force in the Ravens offense. Pierce is a serious threat to eat into Ray Rice's carries this season at a clip of 8-10 a game to start. If Rice were to go down, Pierce would become an every-week RB1 in all formats.
Posted: 7/9/2013 11:42am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce has bulked up 10 pounds since last season to 228 pounds. He has always preferred to run through defenders, rather than around them, but is working on battling that natural tendency to plow straight ahead. While RB Ray Rice remains entrenched as the feature back, Pierce's workload is expected to increase this year. He averaged 6.75 carries per game in 2012. However, the team is not planning to dramatically alter how they divide up the playing time.
Huddle Up: Definitely have Pierce on the move up your draft board with the success the Ravens had spelling Rice with Pierce late last season, including the team's run to the Lombardi Trophy.
Posted: 6/23/2013 11:47pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce could push RB Ray Rice for more carries this season. The team could consider rotating the running backs during games to make sure both stay fresh.
Huddle Up: Pierce averaged 12.5 rushes over the Ravens' final 6 games last season, including the postseason and Super Bowl, and that could be the trend going forward as the Ravens look to lighten the load for Rice, who's had at least 332 total touches in each of the past 4 seasons.
Posted: 3/6/2013 12:00am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said he hopes to improve next season. Pierce says he feels good, and did not have to undergo any procedures in the offseason. 'I'm looking for the same outcome, just a little better,' Pierce told The Baltimore Sun. 'I feel like I did good for my first year. Next year, I'm going to try to do a lot better. The stats will speak for themselves at the end of the day.'
Huddle Up: Pierce opened some eyes with 315 rushing yards over the final 2 regular-season games and the Ravens' wild-card win before a knee issue slowed him for the rest of the postseason. If healthy, he definitely needs to be valued higher than a straight-up Ray Rice handcuff in fantasy drafts this summer.
Posted: 2/3/2013 11:49pm et
Baltimore Ravens rookie RB Bernard Pierce left late in the third quarter of Super Bowl XLVII on Sunday, Feb. 3, with what was called a sprained knee, but returned in the fourth quarter and finished the game with 33 yards on 12 carries.
Huddle Up: Pierce and starter Ray Rice combined for only 93 yards on 32 carries against the stout Niners' defense, but they gave the Ravens needed balance a bright running- game outlook for 2013 and beyond.
Posted: 1/29/2013 12:59pm et
Baltimore Ravens rookie RB Bernard Pierce (knee) has drawn praise from LB Ray Lewis and the coaching staff leading up to Super Bowl XLVI against the San Francisco 49ers. Lewis compared Pierce to former Ravens RB Jamal Lewis. Pierce rushed for 169 yards in three playoff games, averaging 6.3 yards per carry despite a bone bruise in his right knee.
Huddle Up: Ray Rice's fantasy owners might not see it this way, but Pierce has been the perfect complement to the Ravens' starting RB and has been everything the team asked for and more from a third-round pick.
Posted: 1/20/2013 12:20pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (knee) is expected to play in the AFC Championship Game even though he is listed as questionable for the game. Pierce could be limited during the game because of the injury.
Huddle Up: Pierce had been an emerging force for the Ravens -- averaging 105 rushing yards per outing over the final 2 regular-season games and the wild-card win over the Colts -- before missing half of last week's divisional win in Denver in which he ran for 14 yards on 5 carries. The Pats can expect a full serving of Ray Rice on Sunday as it looks like Pierce will be a spot sub at best.
Posted: 1/15/2013 10:31pm et
Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh did not offer much of an update to RB Bernard Pierce's knee issue. 'He seems like he is feeling good,' Harbaugh said with a smile. 'He was in good spirits. He had a big smile on his face. He had a nice big lunch. He seemed like he was happy. I think his son slept the whole night last night, so he was happy.'
Huddle Up: Pierce, who had rushed for 100 or more yards in 2 of the Ravens' previous 3 games, only had 14 on 5 carries in Saturday's divisional-playoff win over the Broncos before leaving in the third quarter, and he'll likely have to show something in practice this week if he's going to play in Sunday's AFC title game.
Posted: 1/11/2013 12:59am et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (ankle) said he will play in the team's playoff game Saturday, Jan. 12. Pierce was limited in practice Thursday, but head coach John Harbaugh said he does not expect any player to miss the game.
Huddle Up: Pierce, who sat out practices Tuesday and Wednesday, quickly has emerged as a key piece of the Ravens' offense, averaging a team-leading 105 rushing yards over the past 3 outings, including 103 in last weekend's wild-card win over the Colts. If healthy, he and Ray Rice give Baltimore one of the best ground games remaining in the postseason.
Posted: 12/16/2012 4:52pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (concussion) suffered a concussion in Sunday's Week 15 game .
Huddle Up: Pierce, who has been spelling Ray Rice, didn't play in the second half and finished with 20 yards on 5 rushes.