Baltimore Ravens running back Bernard Pierce has always been expected to be ready for training camp, and he continues to progress well from shoulder surgery that he underwent in January. Pierce and feature back Ray Rice are coming off of thoroughly unimpressive 2013 seasons, with poor offensive line play being a huge culprit. The Ravens line will be better next season, and it’s clear that both Pierce and Rice will be as well. Pierce has a good chance of exploding next season, especially with Rice’s pending suspension.
According to the Baltimore Sun’s Aaron Wilson, Pierce continues to make good progress in his recovery from surgery on his right shoulder, and Wilson adds that the 24-year-old Temple product is expected to be a “full-go” for training camp. As of right now, he is still only participating in individual drills, but that’s pretty good and has always been the expectation anyway.
Pierce has participated in individual drills since OTAs, which put him ahead of his initial timetable. He’ll have plenty of rest heading into training camp, and all eyes will be peeled on how the running back position looks. The most on-field scrutiny will be directed at Pierce, who is a talented third-year pro set to start at the beginning of the year, and hopefully he can have the 2014 he was supposed to put together in 2013.