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Jaguars claim ex-Ravens running back Bernard Pierce off waivers

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The Jaguars didn't add a running back in free agency, but they got one off waivers today.

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The Jacksonville Jaguars were awarded fourth-year running back Bernard Pierce off waivers from the Baltimore Ravens.

Pierce has appeared in 45 career games with three starts for the Ravens after being selected in the third round of the 2012 NFL Draft. He has rushed for 1,334 yards and five touchdowns on 353 carries and 29 receptions for 164 yards.

The Ravens cut Pierce hours after he was arrested and charged with driving under the influence of alcohol on Wednesday morning. According to ESPN's Jamison Hensley, Pierce failed a field sobriety test after being pulled over near the Baltimore beltway just before 2 a.m. ET Wednesday and was arrested.

In 2014, Pierce had 93 carries for 366 yards and two touchdowns. As a rookie in 2012, Pierce posted a career-high 532 rushing yards on 108 carries. Pierce has appeared in six career postseason games and was a member of the Ravens 2012 Super Bowl winning team.