RB - FA
This Week Outlook
The Houston Texans are working out RB Artavis Pierce.
Pierce has played in six games the last two seasons with the Bears. The former undrafted free agent out of Oregon State will look to join what is a relatively open situation in the Texans backfield.
Artavis Pierce rushed twice for 26 yards and a TD in the Bears' 41-17 win over the Jaguars on Sunday.
Pierce took two rare carries in this one and punched one in for an even rarer score. He's not on the fantasy radar for Week 17 with David Montgomery firmly cemented as Chicago's bell-cow.
RB Artavis Pierce was promoted from the Bears' practice squad to the 53-man roster Tuesday.
Pierce was unable to make the main roster during training camp. He was promoted from the practice squad on Tuesday. Pierce is expected to be third on the RB depth chart behind David Montgomery and Cordarrelle Patterson.
The Chicago Bears have released RB Artavis Pierce.
Pierce was thought to be a sort of backup option to David Montgomery this season. When Montgomery went down with a groin injury a few weeks ago, many thought Pierce would get a shot at some touches in the backfield. That won’t happen, as he’s been cut. This could also signal the team being confident in Montgomery’s availability come Week 1.