Bernard Pierce Fantasy News

Jets to sign Bernard Pierce

Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 11:33am - [Full Article]

The Jets on Wednesday are signing free agent running back Bernard Pierce, a league source confirmed.

The Jets report to training camp Wednesday and begin practicing Thursday. Pierce, 25, was a third-round draft pick by the Ravens in 2012.

Fantasy Impact:

Since we published this story, reported that Zac Stacy failed his physical and was waived while Khiry Robinson was placed on the PUP list for the Jets.

Denard Robinson has sprained foot

Monday, December 21, 2015, 5:10pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

The Jacksonville Jaguars aren't quite sure who will be carrying the ball in Sunday's game at New Orleans.

T.J. Yeldon is still nursing a sprained right MCL he suffered Dec. 13, and Denard Robinson suffered a left foot sprain in the Jaguars' loss to Atlanta on Sunday, which leaves the Jaguars with only two healthy running backs on the active roster: Jonas Gray, who was signed last week, and Joe Banyard. Toby Gerhart (sports hernia) and Bernard Pierce (calf) are on IR.

Coach Gus Bradley, however, is hopeful that Robinson will be on the field against the Saints.

"We’ll wait and see what happens," Bradley said. "Everything that I have been told is more positive, more arrow up, but we’ll wait and see until we find the information."

Fantasy Impact:

Robinson was more involved in the passing game this past week and had 74 yards of total offense against the Falcons, but he dropped a handoff and fumbled another carry. It doesn't sound like Yeldon will be back. It's a nice matchup against the Saints in Week 16.

T.J. Yeldon has sprained left knee

Monday, December 14, 2015, 7:07pm

Fox Sports - [Full Article]

The Jacksonville Jaguars won't know the status of rookie running back T.J. Yeldon until later this week.

Yeldon sprained his left knee Sunday against Indianapolis, left the stadium on crutches and was scheduled to undergo tests Monday.

The Jaguars (5-8) host Atlanta (6-7) on Sunday.

Coach Gus Bradley says Yeldon ''got his knee got bent a little bit'' against the Colts and was unable to return to the game. Bradley says general manager Dave Caldwell is considering bringing in another running back since Jacksonville already has Toby Gerhart, Bernard Pierce and Corey Grant on injured reserve.

Fantasy Impact:

To make matters worse, the story said Yeldon is also dealing with a sprained right ankle and a groin injury. Denard Robinson would start if Yeldon can't play against the Falcons.

Friday, December 4, 2015, 6:28pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (calf, questionable) missed practice again Friday and is questionable for Week 13.

Thursday, December 3, 2015, 5:56pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (calf) was added to the injury report Thursday after missing practice.

Friday, November 27, 2015, 6:20pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (calf, doubtful) missed practice all week and is doubtful for Week 12.

Wednesday, November 25, 2015, 6:15pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (calf) did not practice Wednesday.

Allen Hurns, T.J. Yeldon ACTIVE for TNF

Thursday, November 19, 2015, 7:05pm

John Oehser, Twitter - [Full Article]

Jaguars Inactives

RB Joe Banyard
RB Bernard Pierce
CB Nick Marshall
TE Nic Jacobs
DT Michael Bennett
DE Chris Smith
OL Luke Bowanko

Related players: Allen Hurns, T.J. Yeldon are active, as expected.

Fantasy Impact:

Hurns can be dialed up as a WR2, while Yeldon's probable workload makes him a worthwhile RB2.

TNF Injury Report: Titans vs. Jaguars

Wednesday, November 18, 2015, 5:53pm

NFL Communications - [Full Article]

Tennessee Titans

DT Al Woods (ankle), CB Blidi Wreh-Wilson (hamstring), WR Kendall Wright (knee)

LB Derrick Morgan (shoulder)

CB Perrish Cox (hamstring), DT Sammie Lee Hill (knee), G Chance Warmack (ankle)

Jacksonville Jaguars

DT Sen'Derrick Marks (elbow), S James Sample (shoulder)

TE Nic Jacobs (hamstring), RB Bernard Pierce (calf)

DT Michael Bennett (hamstring), LB Dan Skuta (groin), WR Bryan Walters (concussion), RB T.J. Yeldon (foot)

DE Chris Clemons (not injury related), RB Toby Gerhart (groin), WR Allen Hurns (foot, thigh), WR Marqise Lee (hamstring), DT Roy Miller (knee), TE Julius Thomas (abdomen)

Fantasy Impact:

Kendall Wright is out again, as expected. T.J. Yeldon is listed as questionable, but expects to play. Allen Hurns was told that his sports hernia surgery could wait until the offseason, so it appears that he'll play through it as long as he can. He's a solid start against the Titans.

Friday, October 16, 2015, 6:15pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (concussion, hamstring, out) missed practice all week and is out for Week 6.

Thursday, October 15, 2015, 6:18pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (concussion, hamstring) missed practice again Thursday.

Wednesday, October 14, 2015, 6:20pm

Jaguars RB Bernard Pierce (concussion, hamstring) did not practice Wednesday.

Tuesday, October 13, 2015, 8:57am

Pro Football Talk - [Full Article]

It appeared that Jaguars running back Bernard Pierce had simply done something bone-headed. But there may have been extenuating circumstances, namely a head injury.

During a Buccaneers punt return last week, Pierce got turned around and, instead of trying to tackle the returner, ended up blocking a Bucs player instead. It made the rounds of the Internet, and everyone pointed and laughed at those silly Jaguars, caught in another zany mishap.

Except, it stopped being funny when Pierce was diagnosed with a concussion after the game.

T.J. Yeldon on top of Jags RB depth chart

Tuesday, September 8, 2015, 12:24pm - [Full Article]

T.J. Yeldon is the Jaguars’ starting running back.

That doesn’t qualify as a huge surprise, but it was perhaps the most notable “news” when the team released its Week 1 unofficial depth chart on Tuesday.

Yeldon, a rookie second-round selection from the University of Alabama, is listed as the starter ahead of veteran Denard Robinson, veteran Toby Gerhart, veteran Bernard Pierce and rookie Corey Grant.

Fantasy Impact:

Yeldon, Robinson and Gerhart are all expected to play on offense in a heavy rotation, with Gerhart the short-yardage back, the story said. Yeldon and Robinson had been listed as co-starters throughout the preseason. We think Yeldon has some potential, but he may not see a lot of scoring chances if the Jags fall out of games. His success could also be tied to QB Blake Bortles improving over last year. If all goes right, we think he has top-20 potential this year.

Bernard Pierce making push in Jags backfield

Tuesday, August 18, 2015, 12:53pm

ESPN - [Full Article]

T.J. Yeldon, Denard Robinson and Toby Gerhart are the top three backs, but Bernard Pierce is making a pretty strong push to not only earn playing time but be a main piece of the running back rotation.

"His toughness and his work ethic and mentality I think has been great," HC Gus Bradley said. "It's been great for that running back room. He's been a great teammate on offense and in that room, and his leadership [has been good].

"I didn't know much about him [when the Jaguars claimed him in March]. I heard good things but it's been even better."

Fantasy Impact:

Pierce has had a good camp and then followed it with a strong performance in the Jaguars' 23-21 victory over Pittsburgh last Friday. He ran five times for 15 yards and caught three passes for 22 yards. He had one drop but he also had one of the highlights of the night when he hurdled potential tackler B.W. Webb. The story added Pierce can be used as an every down back or a third down back, giving the Jags some flexibility. Yeldon is expected to be a big piece to the running game.

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