Bernard Pierce may be frustrating the wrong people in the Baltimore Ravens‘ front office.
Heading into his second NFL season, Pierce was a decent back-up to Ray Rice, but apparently the Ravens aren’t exactly sold on this duo. The reigning Super Bowl champs have seen a ton of folks leave this offseason, but they actually acquired a pretty good talent via trade on Wednesday.
The Indianapolis Colts agreed to send proven running back Delone Carter to Baltimore in exchange for wide receiver David Reed.
Carter was simply an unnecessary mouth to feed in Indy as the Colts would much rather give Donald Brown an opportunity as the No. 3 back than keep Carter on the roster. Conversely, the Ravens aren’t confident in their running back depth, and believe that Carter can give Baltimore an added spark. Carter is definitely worth of a back-up gig as he’s rushed for five touchdowns in the last two seasons and did so in limited time.
Either way, this move should scare Pierce supporters considering the 26-year old Carter isn’t coming to Baltimore just to sit on the sidelines. In a perfect world, the insanely-talented Pierce should be battling for the Ravens’ starting job and not worrying about what the third-string running back is doing, yet the folks in Baltimore obviously just aren’t sold on No. 30.
Many NFL fans are speculating that Pierce’s left knee injury that was classified as “minor” earlier this preseason is in fact a pretty big deal.