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Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week

Bobby Rainey, Desmond Trufant AP

Bobby Rainey’s on his third team, and he’s only getting a chance with the Buccaneers because the first two guys got hurt.

Now he’s being recognized as their first player of the week.

Rainey was named NFC offensive player of the week after his 30-carry, 163-yard outburst against the Falcons, which included three touchdowns.

He was the first Bucs player to run for two touchdowns and catch one in the same game, and the first player from Western Kentucky to win such an award.

The former Ravens and Browns back has a chance the rest of the season to establish himself, and has made the most of that opportunity so far.

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7 Responses to “Bobby Rainey named NFC offensive player of the week”
  1. ridingwithnohandlebars says: Nov 20, 2013 10:22 AM

    I liked what he did with the Ravens in the pre-season. Glad to see third time may have been the charm for him.

  2. liner1900 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:32 AM

    He’ll be on special teams or back on the couch after the season. Everybody has been running for big chunks of yards the last few weeks behind the Buc O-line. Martin & James will make him disappear again once they’re healthy.

  3. thepftpoet says: Nov 20, 2013 10:33 AM

    Bobby Rainey > Ray rice

  4. 4512dawg4512 says: Nov 20, 2013 10:44 AM

    Way to represent the Hilltoppers Bobby! Funny how the Browns got rid of him and stuck with Willis McGahee and his walker and oxygen tank, that was a very “Browns” thing to do. Keep it up Bobby!

  5. sbaltimore says: Nov 20, 2013 1:17 PM

    Good for him! The Ravens were stupid for cutting him. They had two seasons to see his potential, and failed. I’m glad to see Bobby getting the opportunity to show what he can do.

  6. The Great Ted Thompson the Genius says: Nov 20, 2013 1:28 PM

    My fantasy team was 10-0 and I lost my first game because my opponent picked up Bobby Rainey and started him. That was a bad beat.

  7. dallascowboysdishingthereal says: Nov 20, 2013 8:58 PM

    Had Rainey as a 7th round pick in my 2012 mock draft for Dallas. Sure wish they would have listened.

    He was highly productive in college and no injuries to speak of. Durable. Bucs picked up a good one here.

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