- Jamison Hensley, ESPN Ravens reporter
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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:
God works in mysterious ways 🙏
— Bernard Pierce (@BPierce_30) March 19, 2015
Jacksonville claimed the veteran running back on waivers after Pierce's drunk-driving arrest earlier this week.