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Bernard Scott remains on Ravens' radar, Wells got hurt during tryout

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The Ravens have maintained their interest in former Cincinnati Bengals running back Bernard Scott two weeks after he worked out for the team, according to sources.

Although no deal has been reached yet, the Ravens are expected to add a third running back this week to bolster the depth behind starter Ray Rice and backup Bernard Pierce. Rice has declared himself fully recovered from a strained left hip flexor that has hampered him this season, but Pierce aggravated a hamstring injury in a loss to the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Scott had an impressive audition, according to sources.

Meanwhile, former Arizona Cardinals starting running back Beanie Wells tore his Achilles during his tryout for the Ravens last week, which precluded them from signing the former Ohio State standout and is expected to sideline him for the remainder of the season.

As for Scott, the 29-year-old has recovered from a torn anterior cruciate ligament suffered last season when he was limited to two games and 35 rushing yards on eight carries.

A 2009 Bengals sixth-round draft pick from Abilene Christian, Scott has rushed for 1,035 yards and four touchdowns in four NFL seasons with 29 receptions for 165 yards.

Scott hasn't played this season since being released from the Bengals' physically unable to perform list.

Scott's strength is his speed. The 5 foot 10, 200-pound back ran the 40-yard dash in 4.44 seconds when he entered the NFL. He also recorded a 36-inch vertical leap, 10-5 broad jump and bench pressed 225 pounds 21 times.

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