Ravens' Pierce to have season-ending bicep surgery

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Baltimore Ravens defensive tackle Michael Pierce decided Thursday to undergo season-ending surgery to repair his torn bicep, per team reporter Clifton Brown.

Head coach John Harbaugh spoke to reporters Wednesday and indicated that season-ending surgery was one of Pierce's options, as was playing through the injury and having the surgery after the season concluded.

This is Pierce's second stint with the Ravens. Before going down with the injury in a Week 3 win over the New England Patriots, Pierce had played 51% of Baltimore's defensive snaps in Week 1 and 49% in Week 2, accumulating six tackles, a quarterback hit, and a forced fumble.

Rookie third-round selection Travis Jones is likely to see an increase in playing time with Pierce out. Jones, who was making his NFL debut against the Patriots, played 29% of the snaps after Pierce went down. Calais Campbell, Justin Madubuike, Brent Urban, and Broderick Washington are the other defensive linemen currently on the roster.

The Ravens host the 2-1 Buffalo Bills this week, who are second in the league in total offense with 441.3 yards per game.

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