Chicago Bears: 4 Players who should play more now that the season is lost

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Chicago Bears, Artavis Pierce
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Artavis Pierce, Running Back

After having an impressive career at Oregon State in a limited role, Artavis Pierce joined the Chicago Bears’ crowded backfield as an undrafted free agent. After training camp, he stuck with the team earning himself a spot on the practice squad.

It’s hard for Pierce to even be activated for games with their current backfield consisting of David Montgomery, Cordarrelle Patterson, and Ryan Nall, but Pierce still got called up to the active roster after Tarik Cohen suffered an injury knocking him out for the season. Pierce, like Ridley, has been inactive most games this season.

Artavis Pierce split carries most of the time at Oregon State with some solid running backs, but he showed a nice blend of explosion, speed, power, and aggression. His ability to burst through holes is impressive. He additionally is a solid receiver out of the backfield. He truly is an all-around back.

Again like Ridley, Pierce has only been active for three games this season with little work. He truly only got carries in one game when Montgomery was out with a concussion. He registered three carries for nine yards. The Bears should see what they have in Pierce though because undrafted free agent running backs are much more common than other positions. There have been plenty of serviceable backs that weren’t drafted.