Baltimore Ravens sign RB Bernard Scott with Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce injured

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Jan 07, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott (28) rushes during the third quarter of the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

Jan 07, 2012; Houston, TX, USA; Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott (28) rushes during the third quarter of the 2011 AFC wild card playoff game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

 

The Baltimore Ravens have had an interesting week concerning their running back situation. Just last week, the team kicked the tires on free agent RB Beanie Wells. The oft-injured back was unable to make it through his workout after suffering a torn Achilles Tendon that sadly probably ended any hopes of him signing with an NFL team ever again.

The Ravens have now opted to sign RB Bernard Scott, according to the team’s official website:

Scott is a shifty speedster who was often used on third downs in Cincinnati. His best season came in 2011 when he ran 112 times for 380 yards. He has averaged 4.1 yards per carry during his career and totalled 1,035 rushing yards and four touchdowns.

Scott has also been used as a kick returner, where he’s averaged 24.5 yards per return.

He will help the Ravens playing behind Ray Rice and with backup Bernard Pierce banged up. Pierce was not at practice during the portion open to the media last week.

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