Bernard Pierce RB BAL 1 Month

Pierce had 93 carries for 366 yards and two touchdowns, adding two receptions for 13 yards, during the 2014 regular season.

Pierce entered the year as a candidate to emerge as Baltimore's lead back, but it was Justin Forsett who ultimately filled that role. Forsett averaged 5.4 yards on 235 carries, while Pierce looked hopelessly lost much of the time, despite running behind an excellent offensive line. Though Forsett is set to become an unrestricted free agent, it will be surprising if Pierce is anything more than a backup in the final year of his rookie contract. If the Ravens can't retain Forsett, they'll likely look for outside help, or else turn the reigns over to 2014 fourth-round selection Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot). Pierce may need to compete for a roster spot.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 2 Months

Pierce had six carries for eight yards in Sunday's 20-10 win over the Browns.

Fitzgerald Toussaint, who got more work than Pierce in Week 16, finished with just eight yards on three touches (one reception). The Ravens have been remarkably inconsistent with the usage of their backup running backs this season, and Justin Forsett continues to serve as the workhorse. Pierce and Toussaint are thus unappealing options, even as dart throws in daily contests or playoff leagues.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 2 Months

Pierce (back) lost two yard on his only carry in Sunday's 25-13 loss to the Texans.

With Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) out for the season, Pierce surprisingly got less work than Fitzgerald Toussaint, who finished with 31 yards on six touches (two receptions). The Ravens haven't been consistent with their running back usage behind Justin Forsett, so it's still possible that Pierce could operate as the top backup in Week 17.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 2 Months

Pierce (back) is listed as active for Sunday's game against the Texans.

With Lorenzo Taliaferro on IR, Pierce, who logged six carries for 37 yards in Week 15's win over the Jaguars, will work as Justin Forsett's clear-cut top backup/complement down the stretch, an assignment that carries some utility in deeper leagues.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 2 Months

Pierce (back) is probable for Sunday's game against the Texans, the Ravens' official site reports.

Pierce, who logged six carries for 37 yards in Week 15's win over the Jaguars, is only a consideration in deeper leagues, though with Lorenzo Taliaferro on IR, he's Justin Forsett's clear-cut top backup down the stretch.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 2 Months

Pierce (back) practiced fully Thursday, the Ravens' official site reports.

Pierce was limited at practice Wednesday, but his full participation Thursday puts him on track to be available to work behind Justin Forsett on Sunday against the Texans.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 2 Months

Pierce (back) was limited at practice Wednesday, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Pierce, who logged six carries for 37 yards in Sunday's win over the Jaguars, is only a consideration in deeper formats, though his status is of some import to the Ravens' backfield depth, behind Justin Forsett with Lorenzo Taliaferro on IR.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 2 Months

Pierce gained 37 yards on six carries in Sunday's 20-12 win over the Jaguars.

Pierce and Lorenzo Taliaferro (foot) have taken turns working as the top backup to Justin Forsett, and with Taliaferro unable to play in Sunday's game, the role fell into Pierce's lap. The former third-round draft pick didn't find many holes on his first five carries, but his final tote went for a 28-yard gain. If Taliaferro is able to return for Week 16 against the Texans, there's some chance Pierce will lose his limited role in the offense.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 3 Months

Pierce had seven carries for 28 yards and one reception for six yards in Monday's 34-27 win over the Saints.

Pierce worked as the No. 2 running back behind Justin Forsett, who rumbled for 182 yards and two touchdowns on 22 carries. This marked the second consecutive game in which Pierce was clearly the top backup, as rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro didn't get any touches. While he hasn't been particularly impressive this season, Pierce will likely hold onto his role for Week 13 against the Chargers, though there's no guarantee that Taliaferro won't re-appear.

Bernard Pierce RB BAL 4 Months

Pierce had eight carries for 31 yards in Sunday's 21-7 win over the Titans.

One week after Lorenzo Taliaferro lost a crucial fumble, Pierce worked as the primary backup to Justin Forsett, who finished with a 20-112-2 rushing line. Taliaferro did end up with three carries but didn't have any until the fourth quarter. Though he had the larger role Sunday, Pierce isn't assured of the same when the Ravens come out of a Week 11 bye. He's been the team's least impressive pure runner this season, and has never offered much in terms of receiving or pass blocking. On a more encouraging note, he could get some goal-line carries if he stays ahead of Taliaferro in the pecking order. No opportunities came up Sunday, as Forsett scored from 11 and nine yards out.