Delone Carter Trade Means Nothing for Baltimore Ravens’ RB Corps
News around the web is that David Reed has another chance in another city with the Indianapolis Colts. The Baltimore Ravens received a fair trade, getting Delone Carter in return. Reports are surfacing that Bernard Pierce’s job is in jeopardy. I beg to differ. This move was more about giving a young WR a chance with a new team and saving a little cap room.
Pierce exploded on the scene last year and even outperformed Ray Rice at the season’s end and in the first round of the playoffs. Anyone who is under the assumption that the Colts’ fourth running back on the depth chart is going to come in and immediately bring any heat to Pierce is clearly off their rocker. Carter is not even in the same ball park as Pierce, when comparing game play.
The competition that could be one to watch is Carter versus Bobby Rainey. I honestly doubt Rainey is going to give up his standing lead for the third RB spot. Rainey is a shifty, speedy, intelligent athlete who does not know how to quit. Carter will have his hands full taking him on, much less the other two backs who feel the slap in the face with the trade for Carter. Damien Berry and Anthony Allen will now be fighting Carter for a practice squad spot, at best.
To make more of this trade is preposterous. The Ravens were just looking for a way to tactfully get rid of a player they knew did not have a shot to make the roster in Reed. Ravens Nation, do not worry about getting a new Carter jersey; don’t even bother trying to figure out what number he is. Carter is not going to make the 53 man roster.