OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 3 weeks ago

Pierce (calf) has been suspended for the first two games of the 2016 NFL campaign, ESPN reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

There is no official word on the reasoning behind Pierce's suspension, but it may have to do with a DUI arrest from last March. The free-agent running back was claimed off of waivers by Jacksonville only a day after his arrest, but ultimately only gained 11 yards on six carries in 2015. At this point, given his lack of production last season, his injury problems and his off-the-field issues, Pierce will face an uphill battle as he looks for work this coming season.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 6 months ago

Pierce was placed on injured reserve Monday, the Jaguars' official site reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

During pregame warmups for a Week 10 tilt in Baltimore, Pierce injured his calf and subsequently missed the Jags' past four games. With seemingly no end in sight to the absences, he'll miss the rest of his first season in Jacksonville, where he turned six carries into 11 yards and three receptions (on five targets) into seven yards.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 6 months ago

Pierce (calf) is officially inactive for Sunday's game against the Chargers.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierce has only six carries on the season, so his absence should be of little consequence to fantasy teams.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 6 months ago

Pierce (calf) is considered doubtful to play Sunday against the Chargers, Jaguars.com reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierce has been battling a calf injury for the last couple of weeks, and he was inactive for last Thursday's win over the Titans. The former Raven appears destined for a second straight inactive designation, though he likely wouldn't hold a major role in the offense, regardless.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 6 months ago

Pierce (calf) is inactive for Thursday's game against the Titans, Ryan O'Halloran of the Florida Times-Union reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierce likely suffered his injury on special teams during Sunday's win over the Ravens, as he didn't get any offensive snaps. In Pierce's absence, Toby Gehart (groin) will serve as the No. 3 running back.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 6 months ago

Pierce (calf) is considered doubtful to play Thursday night against Tennessee, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierce is battling a calf injury and is on track to be held out of the primetime matchup. The 24-year-old Pierce has logged just six carries for 11 yards on the year.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 7 months ago

Pierce is not listed on the Jaguars' injury report.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierce missed Sunday's loss to Houston due to a concussion, but his absence from Wednesday's report indicates that he's cleared NFL concussion protocol. If T.J. Yeldon (groin) is again inactive Sunday, Pierce could see a few carries behind the combination of Toby Gerhart and Denard Robinson.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 7 months ago

Pierce (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Texans, The Florida Times-Union reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Pierce was unable to practice at all this week due to his concussion, so he will not be able to play in Sunday's game. Fellow running back T.J. Yeldon (groin) will be a game-time decision Sunday, so it remains to be seen who will start at running back for the Jaguars in Week 6.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 7 months ago

Pierce (concussion) did not practice Thursday, the Florida Times-Union reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

Fellow running back T.J. Yeldon also missed practice Thursday, which sets the stage for the possibility that the Jaguars' Week 6 backfield could be headed by Denard Robinson or Toby Gerhart.

OUTBernard Pierce RB JAC 7 months ago

Head coach Gus Bradley said Wednesday that Pierce is going through the league's concussion protocol, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.

Competitive Edge Analysis

The nature of Pierce's setback is not clear, but it leaves his status for Week 6 uncertain. It's not clear how much he will practice this week, but he will need to be cleared in order to take the field Sunday against the Texans.