The Ravens actually have their most depth at running back since John Harbaugh took over as coach in 2008. There are four legitimate runners on this roster with Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Lorenzo Taliaferro and Justin Forsett. Pierce should be motivated to show he's more like the back in 2012 than last year. He just needs to stay healthy. Taliaferro is a rookie fourth-round pick who is the big back that the Ravens have been seeking for the past few years. He made headlines this past two week after being arrested for a couple of misdemeanors, which hasn't significantly changed their high expectations of him. And Forsett is a fast, elusive third-down type of a back. If Rice is suspended, the Ravens will go with Pierce. If Pierce isn't healthy, the Ravens will decide between Taliaferro and Forsett.
Pierce is nursing a shoulder injury but should be ready for camp. He will play a key role if Rice is suspended.