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Buccaneers claim Bobby Rainey off waivers

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The Buccaneers are holding out hope that running back Doug Martin will play again this season, but they made a move on Monday that acknowledges the need for help in the backfield until they know Martin’s outlook after Sunday’s shoulder injury.

Running back Bobby Rainey was claimed off of waivers from the Browns. He’ll join Mike James and Brian Leonard as running back options with Martin out of the lineup. Jeff Demps could be another option at some point, but he’s recovering from groin surgery at present.

Rainey spent time on the Ravens’ active roster and practice squad last season after going to camp with the team as an undrafted free agent. He didn’t play in any regular season games, however, and wound up with the Browns after failing to make the Baltimore roster this summer. Rainey had 13 carries for 34 yards and four catches for 19 yards for the Browns in six games this season.

The Bucs waived wide receiver Skye Dawson to clear a roster spot for Rainey.

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8 Responses to “Buccaneers claim Bobby Rainey off waivers”
  1. tigersfandan says: Oct 21, 2013 6:01 PM

    The Bucs waived wide receiver Skye Dawson to clear a roster spot for Rainey.

    Why didn’t they waive Schiano instead?

  2. mogogo1 says: Oct 21, 2013 6:37 PM

    Biggest remaining question for this season is whether Schiano is around long enough to go 0-16. And at some point, Schiano must start wishing he’d get canned. His future back in the college game doesn’t get any brighter when he’s trying to recruit guys who only know him as the guy who flew the Bucs into the side of a mountain.

  3. thegonz13 says: Oct 21, 2013 7:06 PM

    Guess trading LeGarrett Blount doesn’t look too smart now, eh Greg?

  4. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Oct 21, 2013 7:40 PM

    I liked Rainey coming out of college and with Murray hurt for Dallas, I hoped they would sign him. A good pick up I think for a really struggling team.

  5. loyalraven says: Oct 21, 2013 7:42 PM

    As a Ravens fan, I’ve watched plenty of Bobby Rainey. Dudes a beast. Give him a chance and he’s going to make plays, that’s what he does..especially in the return game. Sucks we didn’t get him back.

  6. ravenmomma says: Oct 21, 2013 8:00 PM

    I think the Bucs are getting a great RB. I really liked Rainey and wanted the Ravens to keep him. Buc fans, you’ll be happy with this pick up in my opinion.

  7. donmcg2012 says: Oct 21, 2013 8:46 PM

    As a Browns fan I’m wondering why he was on waivers? We just can’t get it right, screw ups just keep piling up……………..like the losses.

  8. cwenger says: Oct 22, 2013 12:50 AM

    Skye Dawson? That has to be a porn star.

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