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Bernard Pierce finds himself in a better position with Jaguars

3/19/2015
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Former Ravens RB Pierce Claimed By Jaguars

ESPN Jaguars reporter Michael DiRocco discusses how running back Bernard Pierce should fit in with Jacksonville's offense.

Running back Bernard Pierce was claimed off waivers by the Jacksonville Jaguars on Thursday, a day after the Baltimore Ravens released him.

The Ravens cut Pierce hours after he was arrested for drunken driving, which, strangely enough, might have put him in a better position to make a team.

With the Ravens, Pierce was going to be on the roster bubble all training camp because he was no better than the No. 3 running back behind Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro. He would've become a long shot to survive the final cuts if the Ravens decide to draft a running back.

Now, he joins a Jaguars team that finished No. 21 in the NFL in rushing. Jacksonville's top running backs are Toby Gerhart -- a disappointing free-agent pickup from a year ago -- and Denard Robinson, a converted college quarterback.

You can make an argument that the Ravens did Pierce a favor by releasing him and allowing him to get picked up by a team with a more unsettled running back situation.

Hours before it was announced that he had been picked up by the Jaguars, Pierce posted this on his Twitter account: