Bernard Pierce | RB | Baltimore Ravens
Posted: 3/30/2014 2:27pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce said his surgically repaired rotator cuff is improving, and he will be ready for training camp. 'I'm grinding every day,' Pierce said.
Huddle Up: Pierce, who has 260 rushes for 968 yards in 2 seasons in Baltimore, will at least be counted on to reprise his No. 2 role and maybe more pending starter Ray Rice's current legal situation.
Posted: 1/29/2014 11:31pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) had successful rotator cuff surgery Wednesday, Jan. 29, according to his agent.
Huddle Up: Pierce should be recovered in plenty of time for offseason activities, good news since the Ravens will be breaking in a new offensive coordinator.
Posted: 1/8/2014 12:45pm et
Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (shoulder) is expected to undergo surgery on his right shoulder to repair his rotator cuff.
Huddle Up: Both Pierce and Ray Rice battled injuries as they struggled this season. The key to returning both backs' stat lines to health will be improved offensive line play as well as Pierce and Rice bouncing back from their respective ailments.
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.