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  Ravens | Wednesday practice report for Week 5    Wed Oct 1, 05:28 PM

Baltimore Ravens DE Chris Canty (illness), DT Timmy Jernigan (knee), OT Eugene Monroe (knee) and LB Terrell Suggs (thigh) all did not participate in practice Wednedsay, Oct. 1. CB Chykie Brown (neck) fully participated in practice.

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Chris Canty player page
Chykie Brown player page
Timmy Jernigan player page


  Ravens | Eugene Monroe unsure about return    Wed Oct 1, 04:06 PM

Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe (knee) said he is not sure when he will be able to get back on the field.

Footballguys view: The Ravens offense is humming right now and shouldn't have trouble with the Colts, so there's no need to rush him back.

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  Ravens | Lardarius Webb to return soon?    Mon Sep 29, 04:32 PM

Baltimore Ravens CB Lardarius Webb (back) could return this week, according to head coach John Harbaugh. Harbaugh said Webb's status will be based on how he practices this week and if he can get his burst and acceleration back.

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  Ravens | Steve Smith still producing    Mon Sep 29, 03:35 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith is one of four wide receivers with more than 40 targets and at least 400 receiving yards so far this year.

Footballguys view: Smith was fantastic against his old team. After the game, Smith took the high road in his post-game press conference. He's more mature now, but Smith still plays the game with an incredibly sized chip on his shoulder.

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  Ravens | Justin Forsett earning his keep    Mon Sep 29, 10:32 AM

Baltimore Ravens RB Justin Forsett has done everything he can to own the starting running back job, in the opinion of beat writer Jamison Hensley. 'He's making yards after the hit on his own,' head coach John Harbaugh said. 'That's kind of how you measure a back.'

Footballguys view: We love the way that Forsett runs the ball. He is not the biggest back, but he's willing between the tackles. Forsett can slice and choose where he wants to go in traffic, and he has a quick burst when there's a rushing lane. He's not going anywhere, and will remain the top option for the Ravens at running back. Rookie Lorenzo Taliaferro and Bernard Pierce will work as reserve runners.

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Bernard Pierce player page


  Ravens | Bernard Pierce sits as precaution    Sun Sep 28, 09:44 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) was active in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, but he said Sunday, Sept. 28, that he did not play as a 'precaution.'

Footballguys view: It's hard to know if this is a cover for giving Lorenzo Taliaferro another chance to impress before re-installing Pierce, or honest prudence on the Ravens part. Pierce hasn't really impressed in a while anyway, so Taliaferro is probably the back to own of the two.

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  Ravens | Joe Flacco tears up good defense    Sun Sep 28, 09:37 PM

Baltimore Ravens QB Joe Flacco completed 22 of his 31 pass attempts for 327 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in the Week 4 win against the Carolina Panthers.

Footballguys view: Flacco's bigger play of the day was on a fluke deflected ball long score to Steve Smith, but he also a good job spreading the ball around and seemed very comfortable in the blowout win. He has some QBBC appeal in good matchups like next week's at Indianapolis.

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  Ravens | Two RBs split carries in win    Sun Sep 28, 09:36 PM

Baltimore Ravens RBs Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro nearly split the carries in half in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers with RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) held out as a precaution. Forsett carried 14 times for 66 yards and a touchdown, while the rookie Taliaferro had 15 carries for 58 yards and a score. Forsett also added three grabs for 31 yards.

Footballguys view: Forsett got most of the early work and Taliaferro dominated touches as the game went on. Forsett is the safer weekly play, especially in PPR leagues, and Taliaferro should hold off Pierce if the coaches are being rational. Next week against the Colts brings a vulnerable defense for the Ravens offense to stay hot.

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Bernard Pierce player page


  Ravens | Torrey Smith finds end zone    Sun Sep 28, 08:59 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith had a pair of receptions for 53 yards in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers. One was good for a 29-yard touchdown, his first of the season.

Footballguys view: Smith at least showed he has "what the heck flex" value going forward. The Colts matchup next week isn't that tough.

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  Ravens | Steve Smith hurts former team    Sun Sep 28, 05:51 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith posted game highs with seven receptions, 139 yards and two touchdowns in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, his former team. He was targeted a game-high 10 times. It was Smith's 46th career 100-yard game.

Footballguys view: Smith had everything go his way, with a long score on a deflected ball and another on a play when Joe Flacco threw it up for grabs to give him a chance to make a play - and he did. Smith is red hot and facing the Colts next week.

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  Ravens | Week 4 Inactives    Sun Sep 28, 11:33 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have declared LB Arthur Brown, OT Eugene Monroe, OG John Urschel, CB Lardarius Webb, DL Lawrence Guy, WR Michael Campanaro, DL Timmy Jernigan inactive for Week 4.

Footballguys view: Webb hasn't been right yet this year, but Jimmy Smith has been playing well and will likely draw Kelvin Benjamin often in coverage.

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Lawrence Guy player page
Arthur Brown player page
Timmy Jernigan player page


  Ravens | Try out Jalil Brown    Sat Sep 27, 08:11 AM

The Baltimore Ravens brought in free-agent CB Jalil Brown (Dolphins) for a tryout Friday, Sept. 27.

Footballguys view: If signed, Brown would be reunited with former college teammate at Colorado Jimmy Smith.

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  Ravens | Torrey Smith determined to improve    Fri Sep 26, 08:08 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Torrey Smith is determined to turn things around after his dismal start through the first three games, according to reports. After posting a team-high 1,128 receiving yards with 65 receptions a year ago, he is on pace for just 453 yards and 32 receptions this season. WR Steve Smith has become the center of attention in the receiving game, and Torrey Smith is second fiddle. 'I have folks tweeting me how terrible I am, and I could very easily have had three touchdowns and 300 yards the past couple weeks. That's how the ball rolls. I'm not used to it, but we'll get over it soon. (He and QB Joe Flacco) were as close as you can get to touchdowns. We just have to be on the same page and get it done,' Smith said.

Footballguys view: Smith's lack of production is a bit of a mystery. He's tied for 4th in the NFL with 107 routes run this year. However, he's ranks 80th in the NFL with only 15 targets this season. You can buy low on Smith if you'd like as most fantasy owners have soured on his prospects after a rough start to 2014.

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  Ravens | Ravens RB situation muddled    Fri Sep 26, 08:07 PM

Baltimore Ravens RBs Bernard Pierce, Justin Forsett and Lorenzo Taliaferro have each led the team in rushing in a game this season. The Ravens are the only team to have a back with at least 90 rushing yards, giving them the eighth-ranked rushing attack despite having no one in the Top 12 among leading individual rushers. The backs each say they are uncertain who will get the ball in Week 4 against the Carolina Panthers, and offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak only indicated Friday, Sept. 26, that all three will play. 'They're all going to play,' Kubiak said. 'We're going to keep a fresh guy on the field - that's what we're going to go - and if we feel like one guy has the hot hand, so to speak, then obviously he's going to go back out. I want them all to prepare as if they're starting.'

Footballguys view: None of these guys are worth starting as more than a what the heck flex until one emerges, and that may not happen.

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Justin Forsett player page
Bernard Pierce player page


  Ravens | Friday injury report    Fri Sep 26, 03:14 PM

Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe (knee) and DT Timmy Jernigan (knee) have been ruled out for Week 4. DE Chris Canty (knee) is listed as questionable, while LB Terrell Suggs (non-injury) and CB Jimmy Smith (ankle, knee) are listed as probable. Suggs and Smith fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, while the other players did not participate in practice.

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Chris Canty player page
Jimmy Smith player page
Timmy Jernigan player page


  Ravens | Owen Daniels should play    Fri Sep 26, 03:10 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

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  Ravens | Steve Smith listed as probable    Fri Sep 26, 03:07 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (non-injury) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

Footballguys view: You don't want to have Smith on your bench in his first game against his old Panthers team.

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  Ravens | Bernard Pierce expected to play    Fri Sep 26, 02:57 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) fully participated in practice Friday, Sept. 26, and is listed as probable for Week 4.

Footballguys view: The big question is whether Pierce goes back to being a full-fledged lead back, or if Lorenzo Taliaferro's Week 3 performance forces a three-way committee, leaving no Ravens back with considerable fantasy value.

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  Ravens | AJ Pataialii cut    Fri Sep 26, 10:35 AM

The Baltimore Ravens released DT AJ Pataialii Friday, Sept. 26.

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  Ravens | Re-sign Deonte Thompson to PS    Thu Sep 25, 05:28 PM

The Baltimore Ravens re-signed WR Deonte Thompson to their practice squad Thursday, Sept. 25, according to a source.

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  Ravens | Bernard Pierce fully participates    Thu Sep 25, 04:23 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) participated fully in practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Footballguys view: We aren't confident about any of the three backs here - Pierce, Justin Forsett or Lorenzo Taliaferro. All of them are flex starts/RB3s at best and could eat into each other's carries.

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  Ravens | Thursday practice report    Thu Sep 25, 04:19 PM

Baltimore Ravens DE Chris Canty (knee), DT Timmy Jernigan (knee), OT Eugene Monroe (knee) and LB Terrell Suggs (thigh) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25. CB Jimmy Smith (knee, ankle) participated fully.

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Chris Canty player page
Jimmy Smith player page
Timmy Jernigan player page


  Ravens | Owen Daniels doesn't practice    Thu Sep 25, 04:13 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Footballguys view: Daniels is just getting a day off. While we don't expect a huge day and he's not a vertical threat, Daniels will get the targets in an offense which uses tight ends a lot. He's a borderline TE1 this week.

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  Ravens | Steve Smith sits out practice    Thu Sep 25, 04:12 PM

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith (non-injury related) did not practice Thursday, Sept. 25.

Footballguys view: A vets day off, nothing more. Expect Smith to be in the lineup this weekend and putting up WR2 numbers. Joe Flacco may not be a good fantasy quarterback but Smith is having a great year in Baltimore. PLUS--this game is against Smith's old team, the Carolina Panthers. That chip on his shoulder is going to be the size of Jabba the Hutt in Week 4.

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  Ravens | Terrence Cody expects to play    Thu Sep 25, 11:08 AM

Baltimore Ravens DT Terrence Cody (hip) said he expects to play at some point this season. He is currently on the Physically Unable to Perform list because of offseason hip surgery.

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  Ravens | Owen Daniels to have key role    Thu Sep 25, 09:58 AM

Baltimore Ravens TE Owen Daniels is expected to carry the majority of the workload at the position. The team still plans to utilize the position as much as before, and TE Phillip Supernaw said Daniels is moving as well as he has seen him move.

Footballguys view: Daniels isn't a great vertical threat, but he'll be the chief target in an offense which uses their tight end a lot. He won't be a great fantasy earner but could be a solid fill in as a low-end TE1.

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  Ravens | Steve Smith targeted often    Thu Sep 25, 08:57 AM

Baltimore Ravens WR Steve Smith Sr is the eighth-most targeted player in the NFL with 31 targets. QB Joe Flacco is also looking to him in clutch situations.

Footballguys view: It seems like Smith found the fountain of youth in Baltimore. He's been very productive since landing there and while Flacco has been unimpressive he is doing enough to make Smith fantasy relevant and a decent WR2 this week.

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  Ravens | Lawrence Guy signs, Deonte Thompson cut    Wed Sep 24, 05:23 PM

The Baltimore Ravens signed free-agent DE Lawrence Guy (Chargers) to an undisclosed deal Wednesday, Sept. 24, and released WR Deonte Thompson in a corresponding move. The Ravens also re-signed RB Fitzgerald Toussaint to their practiced squad.

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Deonte Thompson player page


  Ravens | Wednesday injury report for Week 4    Wed Sep 24, 04:24 PM

Baltimore Ravens DE Chris Canty (knee), DT Timmy Jernigan (knee) OT Eugene Monroe (knee), CB Jimmy Smith (knee, ankle) and LB Terrell Suggs (thigh) all did not participate in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24.

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Chris Canty player page
Jimmy Smith player page
Timmy Jernigan player page


  Ravens | Eugene Monroe expected to miss 3-4 weeks    Wed Sep 24, 03:24 PM

The Baltimore Ravens believe OT Eugene Monroe (knee) likely will miss three to four weeks after he undergoes a procedure on his injured knee.

Footballguys view: Having a UDFA (James Hurst) filling in at left tackle while Monroe is out doesn't help. Flacco's blind-side protector will have to prove himself against a ferocious Panthers defense in Week 4.

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  Ravens | Eugene Monroe to undergo surgery    Wed Sep 24, 03:09 PM

Baltimore Ravens OT Eugene Monroe (knee) is scheduled to undergo a minor procedure on his knee in the near future. There is no timetable for his return at this point.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta's surgery a success    Wed Sep 24, 02:11 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) underwent 'successful' surgery to fix a fractured, dislocated hip Monday, Sept. 22, according to a team source. He's expected to return to Baltimore within a week, but he faces a long road toward recovery. It's unknown if Pitta will try to resume his career after this injury, but teammates are predicting that he'll return.

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  Ravens | Bernard Pierce practicing     Wed Sep 24, 01:43 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (quadriceps) is participating in practice Wednesday, Sept. 24. Pierce missed the team's Week 3 game because of the injury.

Footballguys view: Pierce will be back soon enough, and that will further complicate the Ravens backfield. Those of you who rushed (and overspent) for rookie RB Lorenzo Taliaferro may be sorely disappointed if this turns into a 3-headed RBBC. In addition to Pierce and Taliaferro, we'll still see Justin Forsett worked into the mix.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta to IR    Tue Sep 23, 06:19 PM

The Baltimore Ravens placed TE Dennis Pitta (hip) on Reserve/Injured Tuesday, Sept. 23, officially ending the tight end's season.

Footballguys view: Bad news for Joe Flacco and the Ravens passing game here. Pitta was a security blanket for Flacco, and now he'll have to look elsewhere. Owen Daniels now steps forward as the primary tight end. Rookie Crockett Gillmore will see an increased role as the TE2 when the team uses two-tight end sets.

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  Ravens | One promoted, one signed    Tue Sep 23, 04:11 PM

The Baltimore Ravens promoted TE Phillip Supernaw to the active roster from their practice squad and signed TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi to the practice squad Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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  Ravens | Re-sign Deonte Thompson     Tue Sep 23, 12:39 PM

The Baltimore Ravens re-signed WR Deonte Thompson Tuesday, Sept. 23. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.

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  Ravens | BAL trying out TEs    Tue Sep 23, 11:43 AM

The Baltimore Ravens are working out TEs Emmanuel Ogbuehi, Jake Murphy, Matt Mulligan and Kellen Davis. Dennis Pitta (hip) is headed to the Reserve/Injured list.

Footballguys view: With Pitta lost for the year, the Ravens are doing their due diligence. Owen Daniels now steps into the starting role, and rookie Crockett Gillmore is now the primary backup. We should see Gillmore on the field a bit more because the Gary Kubiak system features two-tight end sets often.

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Kellen Davis player page
Dennis Pitta player page


  Ravens | Two working out in BAL    Tue Sep 23, 09:27 AM

Free-agent TE Jake Murphy (Raiders) and TE Emmanuel Ogbuehi (Browns) are working out for the Baltimore Ravens Tuesday, Sept. 23.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta out for season    Mon Sep 22, 05:15 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) underwent hip surgery Monday, Sept. 22, and will miss the rest of the 2014 season.

Footballguys view: A big blow to the Ravens offense here. Pitta is a security blanket for QB Joe Flacco, and the Gary Kubiak offense features two-tight end sets regularly. Now Owen Daniels will step into the TE1 role. Rookie Crockett Gillmore will now get more snaps as the team's TE2.

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  Ravens | AJ Pataialii returns    Mon Sep 22, 05:06 PM

The Baltimore Ravens have re-signed DT AJ Pataialii to their practice squad.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta also has fracture    Mon Sep 22, 03:30 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) also has a fracture in his right hip, according to a source. Pitta will likely undergo surgery for the dislocated and fractured hip.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta likely to have surgery    Mon Sep 22, 03:22 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) will likely undergo surgery to repair his dislocated right hip, according to a source. Pitta's timetable for a return is unknown at this point.

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  Ravens | Deonte Thompson could return    Mon Sep 22, 05:43 AM

The Baltimore Ravens waived WR Deonte Thompson on Saturday, Sept. 20 in order to promote RB Fitzgerald Toussaint from the practice squad, but Thompson could stick with the team after all. The club would like to bring him back as long as he clears waivers.

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  Ravens | Lorenzo Taliaferro has nice game    Sun Sep 21, 07:11 PM

Baltimore Ravens RB Lorenzo Taliaferro carried a game-high 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown in Week 3 against the Cleveland Browns. He was subbing for the injured RB Bernard Pierce (thigh).

Footballguys view: Taliaferro found better holes to run through than the Ravens running game had created for Bernard Pierce, but he also hit them with a better burst. He is a good pickup on the chances that he retains or eventually regains this role, but he's not a good play against the Panthers next week.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta dislocates hip    Sun Sep 21, 06:38 PM

Updating a previous report, Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) suffered a dislocated hip in the Week 3 game against the Cleveland Browns. He will have tests Monday, Sept. 22, to check for a possible fracture.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta going to hospital    Sun Sep 21, 03:29 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) has gone to a local hospital in Cleveland to undergo X-rays and further examination on his injured hip. Pitta likely will undergo an MRI as well.

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  Ravens | Dennis Pitta suffers injury    Sun Sep 21, 02:05 PM

Baltimore Ravens TE Dennis Pitta (hip) was carted off after suffering a right hip injury during the team's Week 3 game.

Footballguys view: It looked bad, as it was a non-contact injury, and Pitta was carted off. Owen Daniels becomes the #1 tight end in a good offense for the position.

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  Ravens | Week 3 Inactives    Sun Sep 21, 11:31 AM

The Baltimore Ravens have declared LB Arthur Brown, RB Bernard Pierce, OT Jah Reid, OG John Urschel, WR Michael Campanaro, FS Terrence Brooks, DL Timmy Jernigan inactive for Week 3.

Footballguys view: Justin Forsett gets the start for Pierce.

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Arthur Brown player page
Timmy Jernigan player page


  Ravens | Bernard Pierce facing tall odds    Sun Sep 21, 10:22 AM

Updating an earlier report, Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) has a 5 percent chance to play Sunday, Sept. 21, according to a team source. RB Justin Forsett is likely to start.

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Bernard Pierce player page


  Ravens | Bernard Pierce doubtful to play    Sun Sep 21, 09:45 AM

Baltimore Ravens RB Bernard Pierce (thigh) is in serious doubt to play Sunday, Sept. 21, in Week 3. He'll be a game-time decision. RB Justin Forsett would start.

Footballguys view: Rookie fourth-round pick Lorenzo Taliaferro would likely get a large part of the workload, but the Ravens running game is not productive enough to create a good fantasy play in an RBBC approach.

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Bernard Pierce player page