Bobby Rainey 43 | Running Back

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Sat. Aug 16, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Rainey gained just 15 yards on eight carries in Saturday's preseason game against the Dolphins, and fellow running back Mike James left the contest with a shoulder injury, Scott Smith of reports. Impact: Rainey and Mike James (shoulder) both saw an uptick in value due to the recent news that third-round rookie Charles Sims (ankle) is expected to miss 12-to-14 weeks. Rainey is the favorite to hold down the No. 2 spot on the depth chart, but Sims previously loomed as a threat to rack up a few touches, especially in the passing game. With Sims now out of the picture until at least mid-season, Rainey has a better chance to work as Doug Martin's top backup in both early-down and third-down situations. Should James' injury turn out to be serious, Rainey's competition for playing time behind Martin would essentially be non-existent.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 14, 2014
News: Coach Lovie Smith said Thursday that Rainey will see more touches in the return game Saturday in the Buccaneers' preseason game against the Dolphins, Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times reports. Impact: Punt returns were an area of concern in the early part of training camp, but Rainey seems to have made significant process in securing the football. If he makes good on his opportunity Saturday, Rainey could continue to field more punts as the season approaches. "Now I'm anxious to see what we're going to do in the return game," said Smith. "This week, hopefully, we can get a little bit more from it. Bobby Rainey will take more reps as a punt returner and I'm anxious to see him."(RotoWire, )
Fri. Aug 8, 2014
News: Working as the Bucs' No. 2 running back, Rainey gained 25 yards on six carries in Friday's preseason opener against the Jaguars. Impact: Though he worked ahead of rookie Charles Sims on Friday, Rainey still has plenty of competition for touches. Sims is the much more talented receiver, and starter Doug Martin figures to gobble up most of the carries. With Mike James also looming, Rainey is no lock to make the final roster, though he's more likely than not to survive the cut.(RotoWire, )
Bobby Rainey
2013 Season
Ht: 5' 8"  Wt: 212  Age: 26
Born: 10/16/1987, Griffin, Georgia
College: Western Kentucky
NFL Experience: 3rd season
Salary: $570,000
Injury Status
No reported Injury