Artavis Pierce

Cleveland Browns
Running Back #46
Cleveland Browns
Running Back #46

Artavis Pierce News

Joins Browns' practice squad

Cleveland is signing Pierce to the practice squad Tuesday, Aaron Wilson of Sportstalk 790 Houston reports.

Analysis: Pierce joins a Browns team that was forced to operate without Kareem Hunt (ankle) during Monday's loss to the Steelers. Though he spent most of the season on Chicago's practice squad, Pierce only suited up for one contest, Week 6 against Green Bay.

Jan 4, 2022 8:37 AM EST

Parts ways with Bears

Pierce was released from Chicago's practice squad Tuesday, per the NFL's transaction log.

Analysis: Pierce has been on the Bears' practice squad for most of the season but has now been cut. He's appeared in one game this season and doesn't have a rush attempt.

Dec 28, 2021 8:23 PM EST

Sent back to practice squad

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

Analysis: 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.

Oct 18, 2021 4:11 PM EST

Moves up to Windy City

Pierce was elevated to the active roster Saturday.

Analysis: 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.

Oct 16, 2021 1:38 PM EST

Back on Bears' practice squad

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

Analysis: 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.

Oct 5, 2021 8:53 AM EST

Let go by Bears

Pierce has been released from the Bears' practice squad.

Analysis: 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.

Sep 8, 2021 8:59 AM EST

Waived by Chicago

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

Analysis: 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.

Aug 31, 2021 12:01 PM EST

Leads team in carries

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

Analysis: 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.

Aug 29, 2021 7:03 AM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Aug 21, 2021 3:23 PM EST

Receives one touch

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

Analysis: 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.

Jan 3, 2021 6:16 PM EST

Scores first NFL touchdown

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

Analysis: 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.

Dec 27, 2020 2:43 PM EST

Healthy scratch against Lions

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

Analysis: 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.

Dec 6, 2020 9:14 AM EST

Minor role in loss

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

Analysis: 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 he sees enough volume to provide much upside for fantasy managers.

Nov 16, 2020 8:43 PM EST

Healthy scratch against Colts

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

Analysis: 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 running backs heading into Sunday. 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.

Oct 4, 2020 12:26 PM EST

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.

Analysis: 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.

Sep 29, 2020 1:37 PM EST

Lands on practice squad

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

Analysis: 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.

Sep 6, 2020 2:43 PM EST

Unable to make final team

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

Analysis: 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.

Sep 5, 2020 1:09 PM EST

Could be early down backup

Should David Montgomery (groin) be forced to miss time, Pierce could be a candidate to handle work on early downs, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: With Tarik Cohen being a receiving specialist, Cordarrelle Patterson preferring to run outside the tackles and Ryan Nall only seeing two carries last year, Pierce appears to be the most traditional running back among Montgomery's backups. Earlier this month, running backs coach Charles London stated that Pierce was very explosive and getting better each day. In terms of fantasy value, it will depend whether Montgomery misses time, and if that happens, Pierce could provide flex-level value.

Aug 28, 2020 7:31 AM EST

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