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Browns add running backs Bobby Rainey, Dennis Johnson

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The Browns have made some additions to their running back ranks.

According to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, Cleveland has been awarded Bobby Rainey on waivers from Baltimore. Also, the Browns have added rookie Dennis Johnson, according to Jason La Canfora of CBS. Johnson was waived Saturday by Houston.

Rainey and Johnson join Brandon Jackson and Chris Ogbonnaya as reserve options behind starter Trent Richardson. Both backs could conceivably contribute in the return game for Cleveland, too. Rainey (5-8, 212) and Johnson (5-7, 196) led their respective former clubs in punt and kickoff return yardage in the preseason.

Rainey, 25, is a second-year pro from Western Kentucky. He spent parts of the 2012 season on the Ravens’ practice squad and active roster but did not appear in a game. He was placed on injured reserve (knee) in November.

Johnson, 23, went undrafted from Arkansas this spring.

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4 Responses to “Browns add running backs Bobby Rainey, Dennis Johnson”
  1. roarfrom384 says: Sep 1, 2013 2:10 PM

    Rainey is a strong runner. Raven fans should be sad to see him go. Good thing they still have two great RB options.

  2. ravens533 says: Sep 1, 2013 3:13 PM

    This Ravens fan is sorry to see him go. I hope that the Browns appreciate what they have. And I hope he gets lots of carries and does well. He is a good player. Go luck to you Rainey. (Just do not have a good game against the Ravens. :)

  3. taosravenfan says: Sep 1, 2013 5:32 PM

    I did not want to see Rainey cut. That kid is a player.

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Sep 3, 2013 4:09 AM

    Browns doing a nice job dumpster diving cut players.

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