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Bobby Rainey gives Buccaneers a spark

Bobby Rainey, Olivier Vernon AP

A banged-up Buccaneers running back corps got a lift from a fresh face, and as a result, the Buccaneers have re-taken the lead against the Dolphins on Monday night.

Bobby Rainey, whom the Buccaneers added on waivers just three weeks ago from Cleveland, scored the go-ahead one-yard TD with a little more than 10 minutes left to give the Bucs a 22-19 fourth-quarter edge in Tampa.

Rainey’s touchdown came one play after he ran off right guard for 31 yards. Rainey had relieved Brian Leonard, who has received the bulk of the carries on Monday night after Mike James departed with an ankle injury.

The 26-year-old Rainey played collegiately at Western Kentucky. He received his NFL regular-season action earlier this season with the Browns, rushing for 34 yards on 13 carries in six games. Rainey entered the NFL as with the Ravens in 2012, spending three games on the roster before being placed on injured reserve with a knee injury.

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6 Responses to “Bobby Rainey gives Buccaneers a spark”
  1. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 11, 2013 11:33 PM

    Some teams know how to create opportunity, and some teams know how to destroy it. Well let’s see how this football opera plays out in the end.

  2. thestrategyexpert says: Nov 11, 2013 11:36 PM

    Ok well that was a quick ending chapter. The final punchline was that Miami’s OL isn’t too good.

  3. onebucplace says: Nov 11, 2013 11:37 PM

    OH. MY. GAWD.

    Miami must be truly terrible.

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Nov 12, 2013 4:30 AM

    Making Hilltopper nation proud! Way to go Bobby, Browns never should have let him go he has serious potential

  5. beckzhere says: Nov 12, 2013 7:30 AM

    So who should I pick up on waivers, Rainey or Leonard?

  6. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 12, 2013 7:53 AM

    I liked this Rainey guy and had Dallas drafting him late in my 2012 mock draft. He was very durable in college running the ball which is something that can’t be said for Murray. Good pick up for Bucs.

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