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2021 Rushing

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Top Artavis Pierce News

  • Artavis Pierce: Sent back to practice squad

    Pierce reverted to the Bears' practice squad Monday, the NFL's official transaction log reports.

    He was a gameday elevation for Sunday's loss to the Packers and returned one kickoff for 27 yards. David Montgomery (knee) is on injured reserve, so Pierce could be promoted again for Week 7 if Damien Williams (COVID-19) is forced to miss another game.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Moves up to Windy City

    Pierce was elevated to the active roster Saturday.

    Pierce is expected to provide valuable depth at running back with Damien Williams on the reserve/COVID-19 list and Ryan Nall (ankle) listed as questionable for Sunday's divisional contest. The second-year running back played in five games with the Bears last season but primarily was a special teams player.

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  • Artavis Pierce: Back on Bears' practice squad

    Chicago re-signed Pierce to the practice squad Tuesday, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    Pierce spent time with the Bears during the offseason, and he now joins Ryan Nall among the team's backfield options on the practice squad. With David Montgomery (knee) evidently destined to miss time, Chicago needed to make moves to bolster depth.

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  • Artavis Pierce: Let go by Bears

    Pierce has been released from the Bears' practice squad.

    Pierce joined Chicago's practice squad after being waived during the team's roster cut-downs in advance of Week 1. The 25-year-old, who logged six carries for 34 yards and a TD in five games with the Bears in 2020, could find his way back on the team's practice squad again down the road, if he doesn't catch on elsewhere in short order.

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  • Artavis Pierce: Waived by Chicago

    Pierce was waived by the Bears on Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    Pierce had 17 carries for 89 yards in the three preseason games, but he wasn't able to nab a spot on Chicago's season-opening roster. The team hopes to retain the 25-year-old via the practice squad if he passes through waivers unclaimed.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Leads team in carries

    Pierce rushed eight times for 27 yards in the Bears' 27-24 preseason win over the Titans on Saturday.

    Pierce played with the deep reserves in the second half, and with Khalil Herbert getting significant run with the second-team offense earlier in the contest, Pierce may be behind Herbert in his quest to make the regular-season roster.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Receives six touches

    Pierce rushed four times for 12 yards and caught two passes for eight yards in Chicago's 41-15 preseason loss to the Bills on Saturday.

    Pierce worked with the backups with his highlight being a 10-yard run. After seeing just six rushing attempts over four games on the active roster as part of Chicago's injury-depleted backfield last year, he's likely competing with this year's six-round draft choice, Khalil Herbert for a roster spot this preseason.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Receives one touch

    Pierce lost one yard on his only rushing attempt in Chicago's 35-16 loss to the Packers on Sunday.

    Pierce appeared in just four games this season, rushing six times for 34 yards and a touchdown, and after the Bears complete their playoff run, he'll return in 2021 for the last year of his contract, and he'll likely be fighting for a roster spot as a depth option in the backfield.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Scores first NFL touchdown

    Pierce rushed twice for 26 yards and a touchdown in Chicago's 41-17 victory over the Jaguars on Sunday.

    Pierce has just five carries over the four games he's played this season, and it's unlikely he'll have enough of a role in the offense to be a fantasy factor in Week 17 against the Packers.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Healthy scratch against Lions

    Pierce (coach's decision) is inactive for the Bears' Week 13 matchup against Detroit.

    Chicago's running back depth has been thin behind starter back David Montgomery ever since Tarik Cohen suffered a torn ACL on Sept. 27. Long-time receiver and special-teams guru Cordarrelle Patterson has been serving as the No. 2 option at the position, while Pierce remains with just three total carries on the 2020 campaign.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Minor role in loss

    Pierce had three carries for nine yards in Chicago's 19-13 loss to Minnesota on Monday.

    With David Montgomery sitting this game out with a concussion, Pierce was second on the Bears in rushing attempts behind Cordarrelle Patterson. If Montgomery is forced to miss another game after Chicago's Week 11 bye, it's unlikely Pierce sees enough volume to provide much upside for fantasy managers.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Healthy scratch against Colts

    Pierce (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Colts, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.

    The 24-year-old back out of Oregon State was called up to Chicago's 53-man roster Tuesday, though the Bears have elected to roll with David Montgomery and Ryan Nall as the team's only active RBs heading into Week 4. Cordarrelle Patterson may continue to get some run, as he already has 15 rush attempts through three games, but Pierce remains in search of his first NFL carry.

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  • Bears' Artavis Pierce: Promoted to Chicago's roster

    Pierce was promoted from Chicago's practice squad to the 53-man roster Tuesday, Larry Mayer of the Bears' official site reports.

    Pierce will have a chance to mix in behind David Montgomery at the running back position with Tarik Cohen done for the season with a torn ACL. The only other running back on the team is special teams contributor Ryan Nall, though Cordarrelle Patterson also has some experience at the position.

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  • Artavis Pierce: Lands on practice squad

    Pierce cleared waivers Sunday and signed with the Bears' practice squad, Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune reports.

    With David Montgomery (hamstring) uncertain for Week 1, Pierce lost the battle to Ryan Nall to round out the running-back room. If Montgomery is unable to play in the season opener, however, Pierce could be activated to serve as depth against the Lions.

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  • Artavis Pierce: Unable to make final team

    The Bears waived Pierce on Saturday, Jason Lieser of the Chicago Sun-Times reports.

    Pierce briefly appeared to be in the mix for a backfield gig while David Montgomery (groin) worked his way back to full health, but he'll now be subjected to waivers. Tarik Cohen, Ryan Nall and Cordarrelle Patterson remain Chicago's top running backs behind Montgomery.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-11, 208 lbs
Age: 25
Class: Sophomore