Ray Rice and Bernard Pierce went into the Steelers matchup ranked first and second in the league in percentage of runs generating 2 or fewer yards. They averaged just 2.76 yards on 21 carries against Pittsburgh, and Pierce is dealing with a hamstring injury that kept him out of Wednesday's practice.
With no other runners on the roster, the Ravens tried out Beanie Wells on Wednesday, according to Aaron Wilson of The Baltimore Sun.
We don't expect Pierce to miss time, so chalk up the Wells visit as due diligence. He's the next free agent available after Willis McGahee was snatched up by the Cleveland Browns and Brandon Jacobs and Peyton Hillis joined the New York Giants.
Wells, seemingly healthy after a history of knee and toe issues, isn't going to save the day for the Ravens, but we'll let you know if he lands the gig.The "Around The League Podcast" is now available on iTunes! Click here to listen and subscribe.