Bernard Pierce claimed off waivers by Jaguars

AP

The Ravens didn’t hesitate to waive running back Bernard Pierce after he was arrested on DUI charges this week.

The Jaguars didn’t hesitate to add Pierce to their roster. According to multiple reports, Jacksonville made a successful waiver claim on Pierce Thursday.

Pierce joins Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart at tailback for the Jaguars. Robinson led the team with 526 rushing yards last season while Gerhart disappointed in his first year with the team. Pierce wasn’t any more impressive with the Ravens, rushing for 3.7 yards per carry while Justin Forsett ran away with the top job in the backfield.

Pierce was arrested on Wednesday morning in Baltimore after he was pulled over for speeding. Pierce reportedly told the officer, via the Baltimore Sun, that he had “three shots of Jack” and he then went on to fail sobriety tests. Pierce is subject to a two-game ban for his DUI offense under the league’s new personal conduct policy.

UPDATE 4:35 p.m. ET: The Jaguars have announced the move.

48 responses to “Bernard Pierce claimed off waivers by Jaguars

  1. He was easily going to find another job. Hopefully this convinces the team that the Ravens are serious with a zero tolerance this off season. They have to be. The players need to stay clean before someone of substantial value gets in trouble.

  2. After Pierce’s rookie year, I thought he may be better than Ray Rice and would certainly be Rice’s successor. Obviously a lot has changed since then.

  3. I always thought that if Ray Rice got back in the league, it would be with the Jags. When you’re as bad as Jacksonville, you take all the help you can get.

  4. coltzfan166 says:
    Mar 19, 2015 4:50 PM
    I always thought that if Ray Rice got back in the league, it would be with the Jags. When you’re as bad as Jacksonville, you take all the help you can get.

    That may still be the case

  5. Great – send the guy with the DUI to the stadium with 2 pools, go go dancers, a dj and a full on nightclub.

    Nice to see that Pierce is getting a second shot…

  6. He’s a very talent back whose issues are all mental. Way too hesitant through the hole. Generally just a soft player.

  7. Funny how every NFL team likes to claim “zero tolerance” when it comes to players off-field actions but then there are 31 other teams waiting to sign that player. Then it gets better when the signing team always claims to have did their “due diligence” “sat down and looked the player in the eye” “researched his past indiscretions thoroughly ” and came away convinced that the player won’t be a problem and deserves another chance. And the best is when the fans of 31 teams think the player should be banned for life……until it is their team that signs him. LOL

  8. Who get’s it worse in this situation, Bernard having to play for the Jags or the Jags having to watch Bernard try to run the ball?

    Ugh, it’s tough to be a Jags fan!

  9. Jacksonville won the claim due to waiver order. The story doesn’t say how many other teams put in for him but I’m going to guess it wasn’t zero. He basically comes with a tryout deal. Don’t like what you see in camp? Cut him. No big deal. Sounds good to me.

  10. From a perennial playoff team to a perennial basement dweller. That was one great night of drinking Bernard!

  11. What goes around comes around. Jags vs Ravens all time 10 wins 8 losses.
    Don’t love this signing for all the reasons mentioned and it’s uncharacteristic of this franchise no matter how rough it has been.
    Hopefully, it works out for club and player on the field and off.

  12. No wonder these players never get smart they never have to pay the price for stupidity .

  13. What goes around comes around. Jags vs Ravens all time 10 wins 8 losses.
    ————————————
    Yeah. In the last nine games between the two, Jacksonville in 1-8. Now there’s something to brag about!

  14. @theravenlives2
    so it looks like the Jags smoked the Ravens before the 9 years you thru out there. But we’re up and coming and yall are deminoshing fast with all the convicts on your team. And losing nogta, and the rest of your old @ss team. Yall will be last in your division for lot of years to come. And what an embarrassment when your behind the browns. The Jags are the youngest team in the NFL.
    just wait and watch them Jags there coming on fast.

  15. thejuddstir says:
    Mar 19, 2015 6:00 PM
    Funny how every NFL team likes to claim “zero tolerance” when it comes to players off-field actions but then there are 31 other teams waiting to sign that player..

    I couldnt have said it better myself… the part where the fans support such behavior when their team signs said player is just the hypocritical nature of fans and people.. disgusting.

  16. Ravens fans bashing on the Jags? Last i seen that organization has had one high profile incident followed by several smaller ones. The Oakland raiders of the east.

  17. Well that’s the point. If the last nine were 1-8, the first nine would be 9-0 Jags and the Ravens were the bottom dwellers. Present is not prologue so watch your own bragging. Ozzie won’t be there forever..

  18. It won’t feel real to me until I hear some idiot professional announcer say “Jag-wires”.

  19. As a Jaguar fan, this is what bothers me, and any true fan would know:

    We bring in Pierce, who beat out by the strong running of Forsett…so Forsett is better, right? But guess what? We let Forsett walk off our team 1 year ago, and now he’s starting in Baltimore!

    We let a guy good enough to start just walk away, and quickly claim his backup? Smh…..

    We should have just kept Forsett!!!!!!!

  20. theravenlives2 says:
    Mar 19, 2015 8:44 PM

    What goes around comes around. Jags vs Ravens all time 10 wins 8 losses.
    ————————————
    Yeah. In the last nine games between the two, Jacksonville in 1-8. Now there’s something to brag about!

    Just going to throw out there that the one loss for the Ravens was to Blaine “the real American” Gabbert. So I am going to say they are tied over the last 9 games.

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