Jaguars claim Pierce off waivers after release from Ravens

Mar 19, 2015 4:14 PM by Ross Field

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. (AP) - The Jacksonville Jaguars have claimed Bernard Pierce off waivers, one day after the running back's drunken driving charge led to his release by the Baltimore Ravens.

The Ravens moved quickly on Wednesday to cut Pierce, holding to the team's assertion last month that off-field misbehavior would not be tolerated.

Running back Ray Rice was suspended by the NFL and released by the Ravens following his arrest last year for domestic violence. Rice was one of five Baltimore players arrested in 2014.

The 23-year-old Pierce has rushed for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns in 45 career games with the Ravens, including three starts. He was a third-round draft pick in 2012. He had 366 yards rushing and touchdowns last season.

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