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Chris Rainey | Running Back

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (26) / 3/2/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'9' / 181
College: Florida
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Colts waived RB/KR Chris Rainey.
According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, Rainey was released for violating team rules. It's the second time an off-field issue has gotten him cut, as the Steelers dumped him after a domestic battery arrest following his rookie season. The undersized Rainey appeared in two games for the Colts last season, only getting touches in the return game. Jul 28 - 8:22 AM

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Colts placed RB/KR Chris Rainey on injured reserve with a broken leg, ending his season.

Rainey suffered the injury in Sunday's Week 14 loss at Cincy. During three weeks with the Colts, the speedster returned four punts for 29 yards and six kickoffs for 131 yards. Rainey did not see a single touch from scrimmage.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 09:46:00 AM

Colts coach Chuck Pagano said Chris Rainey will be the team's kick returner in Week 13.

Rainey was signed last week, but will be active for the first time Sunday against the Titans. The Colts released David Reed on Tuesday, so Rainey will be the primary kick returner going forward.
Source: ESPN.com
Sat, Nov 30, 2013 10:07:00 PM

Colts signed RB/KR Chris Rainey.

A 5'8/180 scatback with track star speed, Rainey appeared in all 16 games for the Steelers last season -- primarily as a kick returner. But after a getting popped on a battery charge, he was immediately released. Rainey had a history of off-field issues going back to his days at Florida. Current Colts kick returner David Reed is averaging a pedestrian 23.8 yards per return, 12th-best in the league. Rainey, who is not related to current fantasy buzz-man Bobby Rainey, could also take some pressure off No. 1 receiver T.Y. Hilton as a punt returner.
Wed, Nov 20, 2013 08:36:00 AM

The Chiefs worked out free agent RB/KR Chris Rainey on Monday.

Rainey reportedly ran a forty time in the 4.3s. Unfortunately, he's a liability off the field and not very effective on it. Rainey has on several occasions been arrested going back to his days at Florida.
Mon, Sep 23, 2013 03:00:00 PM

Free agent RB Chris Rainey has pleaded no contest to a charge of disorderly conduct and paid nearly $500 in fines resulting from last month's arrest.

The arrest led to Rainey's quick release from the Steelers. He wasn't claimed off waivers, suggesting it's a career-threatening incident for the 2012 fifth-round pick. Rainey was arrested on January 10 after an argument with a woman over a cellphone. He wound up allegedly slapping her in the face with an open hand.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Feb 1, 2013 05:18:00 PM

Chris Rainey was cited for defiant trespass when he entered the Meadows Racetrack and Casino outside Washington, Pennsylvania in December.

Rainey was apparently a degenerate gambler, as he had signed himself onto a self-exclusion list allowing himself to be banned from that facility and others. Rainey had also been arrested and accused of a felony stalking charge in Florida in 2010 after threatening a woman and texting "Time to die." GM Kevin Colbert termed Rainey's Thursday arrest "extremely disappointing," confirming that the tailback's "conduct" was the reason for his release.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 03:51:00 PM

Steelers waived RB/KR Chris Rainey.

That was fast. The Steelers apparently had a no-tolerance policy for the former Florida star who was red-flagged as a character risk by several teams last offseason. Rainey was arrested early Thursday morning after allegedly pulling his girlfriend out of a car and slapping her across the face. Although 2012 fifth-rounder looked explosive on returns in preseason action, he was a non-factor in the regular season, averaging just 3.9 yards per on 26 carries and 4.3 yards per on 14 receptions. Similar to Dexter McCluster, Rainey simply lacks the size and power to force missed tackles at the NFL level.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 03:24:00 PM

Steelers RB Chris Rainey was arrested Thursday morning on one count of simple battery.

The incident occurred in Gainesville, where Rainey played for the University of Florida. According to police, witnesses said Rainey and a woman were arguing over his cell phone. He allegedly pulled her out of a car and slapped her across the face with an open hand. The woman did not suffer any visible injuries from the encounter. Rainey was also arrested while at Florida in September of 2010 for an incident with a girlfriend.
Thu, Jan 10, 2013 12:33:00 PM

Chris Rainey rushed three times for 15 yards in Pittsburgh's Week 15 loss to the Cowboys.

He was held without a catch on two targets in the passing game. Although Isaac Redman appeared to tweak his ankle in the third quarter, Rainey will remain well off the flex radar for the fantasy finals even if Redman can't give it a go against the Bengals.
Sun, Dec 16, 2012 09:11:00 PM

Chris Rainey didn't touch the ball on offense in Pittsburgh's Week 13 win over the Ravens.

This, despite the fact that No. 3 back Rashard Mendenhall was a healthy scratch. Rainey is well off the redraft-league radar for the fantasy playoffs.
Sun, Dec 2, 2012 08:50:00 PM

Chris Rainey rushed five times for 17 yards with a touchdown and added four catches for 15 yards in the Steelers' Week 12 loss to the Browns.

Rashard Mendenhall, Jonathan Dwyer and Isaac Redman all lost first-quarter fumbles. Coach Mike Tomlin was so furious that he briefly rode the 5'8/180 Rainey as a feature back, even using him on a first-and-goal carry from the 1-yard line. Rainey somehow converted after getting stuffed at the line of scrimmage and then bouncing outside. Don't chase this fluky score.
Sun, Nov 25, 2012 05:40:00 PM

Steelers RB/KR Chris Rainey admitted his partially broken rib will take several weeks to heal.

Rainey will play through pain Monday night while wearing a protective wrap around his rib cage. The Steelers have suggested that he'll be taken off returns, instead leaving the job to Emmanuel Sanders. That will leave Rainey with a small package of plays behind Isaac Redman and Jonathan Dwyer.
Mon, Nov 12, 2012 09:05:00 AM

Chris Rainey (ribs) practiced fully on Saturday and is listed as probable on the Week 10 injury report.

Rainey practiced in full this week and is expected to be active for Monday night's game against the Chiefs. His role on special teams figures to be limited at less than 100 percent. Emmanuel Sanders will handle both kickoff and punt returns.
Sat, Nov 10, 2012 09:38:00 PM

Steelers RB Chris Rainey (ribs) was a full participant in Thursday's practice.

Rainey has a "cracked rib," but is expected to play in Monday night's game against the Chiefs. If active, he'll be used in a change-of-pace role behind Jonathan Dwyer (quad) and Isaac Redman.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 04:07:00 PM

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