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Bernard Pierce finds himself in a better position with Jaguars

3/19/2015

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: