The top choice to fill in for Rice is
"I'm very confident in Bernard. I've always liked Bernard," coach John Harbaugh said. "He's a heck of a player. He’s worked very hard, he’s 217 pounds, [and] he's in the best shape of his life. He looked good out here the last couple of days. We'll know more by Tuesday once we get the pads on and seeing him move with the pads on and how the shoulder holds up -- that'll be important."
Outside of Pierce, the Ravens have
"I have a lot of confidence in all of our guys," Harbaugh said.
Last year he rushed for 1,487 yards and scored 23 touchdowns, winning Big South Player of the Week honors five times.
Taliaferro, Bernard Pierce and possibily Justin Forsett could see substantial carries early in the season, with Ray Rice expected to be suspended a few games.
The report says Rice is expected to receive a multi-game suspension for allegedly striking his fiancée unconscious in February. The report suggests a suspension of two to four games for Rice would follow the league's recent track record with first-time offenders.
If Rice is going to miss a major chunk of the season, the Ravens would give
As a suspension looms for running back
The Sun believes the Ravens will need "all hands on deck" to not only replace Rice, but pair with him when he's active.
The misdemeanor case against
He was arrested May 24 in his hometown of Williamsburg, Va.
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