Bernard Pierce
RB FA
4 months ago

Pierce (hamstring) was waived by the Broncos on Monday, Mike Klis of 9 News Denver reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pierce was sidelined with a hamstring injury about a month ago and never was able to make it back to the field. The team expected him to miss a few days once he suffered the initial injury but things never set in motion afterwards. Pierce, a six-year vet, could find a new home given his experience but only if he can prove he's healthy.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
4 months ago

Pierce (hamstring) has yet to return to Broncos' practice, Andrew Mason of the Broncos' team website reports.

EDGE Analysis

After spending the majority of 2016 on the injured reserve, Pierce signed a reserve/future contract with the team during the offseason. It is unclear when Pierce suffered the hamstring injury, but it has kept him absent from the first three weeks of training camp. At this point, he figures to have a tough time earning a spot on the final roster.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
5 months ago

Pierce is expected to miss a few days of practice due to a hamstring injury, Mike Klis of 9News reports.

EDGE Analysis

PIerce signed a reserve/future contract with the Broncos in January after spending the year on the injured reserve. The severity of his hamstring injury is unknown, but he figures to be cautious in order to avoid a lingering issue. However, he is competing for a role providing depth at running back on the final roster, so a return sooner than later will be in his best interest.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
11 months ago

Pierce signed a future/reserve contract with the Broncos on Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

The fifth-year back has played in 52 NFL games, including three starts, with the Ravens and Jaguars since 2012. Most recently he spent time with the Jets, but landed on injured reserve due to a hamstring issue, forcing him to miss the entirety of the 2016-17 season.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
1 year ago

Pierce was released by the Jets on Saturday, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

EDGE Analysis

It was unlikely that Pierce would have been a main contributor for the Jets' backfield anyway. The 25-year-old found himself stuck behind the ever-emerging Bilal Powell and proven Matt Forte. In the end, a change of scenery may bode well for the talented Temple product.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
1 year ago

Pierce (suspension/hamstring) has been placed on injured reserve, Seth Walder of the New York Daily News reports.

EDGE Analysis

Pierce may end up getting released with an injury settlement, as he was merely a fringe roster candidate before injuring his hamstring early in camp. The 2012 third-round pick also has an upcoming two-game suspension, which made him even less likely to earn a spot on the final roster. The Jets are replacing Pierce with Antone Smith, who will compete with Dominique Williams (concussion), Lache Seastrunk, Romar Morris and Terry Williams for what will likely be just one roster spot.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
1 year ago

Pierce (suspension/hamstring) won't suit up for Thursday's preseason opener versus the Jaguars.

EDGE Analysis

Afflicted by a hamstring concern since early last week, Pierce will join Matt Forte (hamstring) and Khiry Robinson (lower leg) in street clothes Thursday. The Jets will instead rely on a backfield composed of Bilal Powell, Dominique Williams, and Romar Morris.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
1 year ago

Pierce (hamstring) sat out of Tuesday's practice, ESPN's Rich Cimini reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 25-year-old missed nine games last year with the Jaguars mostly due to a calf injury. Pierce is currently looking up at both Matt Forte and Bilal Powell on the Jets depth chart, but with Forte's injury history, Pierce could be someone to keep an eye on as he heals.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
1 year ago

The Jets will sign Pierce, who is set to serve a two-game suspension to start the 2016 season, NFL.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Matt Forte and Bilal Powell currently top the Jets' RB depth chart, but Pierce will give the team added backfield depth heading into training camp, with Khiry Robinson a candidate to open camp on the PUP list and the team planning to waive Zac Stacy with a failed physical designation.

Bernard Pierce
RB FA
2 years ago

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

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.