RB - FA
Week 7 Outlook
According to NFL Insider Mike Garofalo, the Jets will sign veteran RB Bernard Pierce.
Pierce adds depth to a Jets backfield that already has Matt Forte, Bilal Powell, and Khiry Robinson. He has a two-game suspension handed to him earlier this offseason and it is highly unlikely that Pierce makes the final roster. He should be avoided in all fantasy drafts.
Free agent RB Bernard Pierce was has been suspended two games by the NFL. A reason for the suspension has not yet been disclosed.
Bernard Pierce is a free agent and this suspension could keep him from being signed prior to the start of the regular season. The four-year veteran appeared in seven games with the Jaguars in 2015 and only accounted for 18 total yards.
Running back Bernard Pierce has been in the spot light for two days. On Wednesday morning, he was arrested for DUI. Later that day, the Baltimore Ravens terminated his contract. On Thursday, he was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars.
Pierce, 24, had a promising rookie career when he started with the Ravens in 2012. That changed in 2013 when he was plagued with injuries, averaging 2.9 yards per rush. In 2014 he only averaged 3.9 yards per rush causing him to lose the starting spot to Justin Forsett. With the Jaguars, this veteran will stand a better chance of getting a starting spot.
Merely hours after getting arrested for driving under the influence, Bernard Pierce has been cut by the Baltimore Ravens.
Bernard Pierce's future job prospects look dim. After a great season as a back-up in 2012 (averaging 4.9 YPC) injuries took a toll on his play. In the two season since 2012 Pierce has averaged 3.3 yards per carry.
Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce was arrested early Wednesday morning for DUI. He was stopped for driving 55 mph in a 30 mph zone on Delaney Valley Road in Towson. This is the Ravens' second player that was arrested this offseason. The first player was newly signed cornerback Victor Hampton back in January. He was driving 100 mph in a 55 mph zone on an interstate in Charlotte, North Carolina. He was ultimately released.
Pierce has been dealing with injuries since 2013 with thigh, toe and knee problems, averaging 2.9 yards per carry. In 2014, Pierce lost the starting spot to Justin Forsett and suffered a concussion, thigh and back injuries. Pierce only played 13 games last season and ends his season with 93 rushes for 366 yards and two touchdowns.