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Bobby Rainey | Running Back | #43

Team: New York Giants
Age / DOB:  (28) / 10/16/1987
Ht / Wt:  5'8' / 212
College: Western Kentucky
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Giants signed RB Bobby Rainey, formerly of the Buccaneers.
He joins a backfield stable now comprised of Rainey, Rashad Jennings, Shane Vereen, Orleans Darkwa, and Andre Williams. Rainey, 28, spent the last three seasons in Tampa, rushing 249 times for 990 yards (4.0 YPC) and six TDs. He also caught 51 passes. Versatile with some big-play ability, Rainey will be in the mix for a roster spot with the Giants, but is unlikely to land a major role. Apr 10 - 6:26 PM

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Free agent RB Bobby Rainey visited the Dolphins.

They signed Isaiah Pead instead. Rainey was active for all 16 games last season, but got the ball only eight times on offense after handling it 127 times in 2014. He turns 29 in October.
Mar 31 - 5:09 PM

Bobby Rainey had five carries for 20 yards in the Bucs preseason opener.

Doug Martin started, but Rainey and Charles Sims mixed in with the first team. Rainey didn't enter the game until the second quarter, and remains behind both on the depth chart. The Bucs are likely to use some form of a committee again this season. Rainey figures to back up Martin for early-down work and Sims in passing situations.
Sat, Aug 15, 2015 10:24:00 PM

Bucs re-signed restricted free agent Bobby Rainey to a one-year, $1.542 million contract.

Rainey finished last season as the No. 3 back behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims. He averaged 7.9 yards on punt returns and gives Tampa a veteran passing-down option. With the Bucs likely to add a running back in the draft, Rainey won't be guaranteed a roster spot.
Fri, Apr 24, 2015 05:27:00 PM

Bucs tendered restricted free agent RB Bobby Rainey at the original pick level.

The one-year, $1.542 million tender allows the Bucs to match any offer Rainey might receive on the restricted free agent market. He won't get any offers. Rainey is quietly the Bucs' rushing leader over the past two seasons. It appears the franchise wants to hold onto him as a passing-down option.
Tue, Mar 10, 2015 08:24:00 PM

Bobby Rainey was held without a touch in the Bucs' Week 17 loss to the Saints.

Rainey heads into the offseason with zero touches over Tampa's final three games. Rainey showed some juice in between Doug Martin and Charles Sims injuries this season, averaging 4.31 yards per carry while catching 33 passes, but wasn't a favorite of the coaching staff. Now 27, Rainey will be a restricted free agent in the offseason. It's not a guarantee he's tendered a contract by the Bucs.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 07:33:00 PM

Bobby Rainey did not touch the ball on offense in Week 15.

Rainey did return one kickoff for 25 yards, but he's been weeded out of the Bucs' running back rotation in favor of Doug Martin and Charles Sims.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 05:45:00 PM

Bobby Rainey is active for Week 15 against the Browns.

Rainey will return kickoffs and pitch in behind Doug Martin and Charles Sims. Avoid the Bucs' running backs in Week 15 fantasy lineup decisions. Tampa Bay's Week 15 inactives are WRs Robert Herron and Solomon Patton, S Major Wright, LB Mason Foster, LT Anthony Collins, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, and DT Clinton McDonald.
Sun, Dec 14, 2014 11:55:00 AM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 15.

Rainey practiced on a limited basis on Thursday and Friday. His return would turn the Bucs' backfield back into a three-man timeshare. We're avoiding Tampa Bay's backfield like the plague in the fantasy football semifinals.
Fri, Dec 12, 2014 02:42:00 PM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) returned to Bucs practice Thursday, getting in a limited session.

The Bucs' No. 3 back now has a shot at suiting up on Sunday against the Panthers. He'll only be in for 2-3 touches if he plays, however.
Thu, Dec 11, 2014 06:10:00 PM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) remained sidelined at Wednesday's practice.

It's not a good sign for his Week 15 status. Rainey should be considered no better than questionable for Sunday's game against the Panthers.
Wed, Dec 10, 2014 02:08:00 PM

Bucs declared RB Bobby Rainey, TE Austin Seferian-Jenkins, LB Mason Foster, WR Robert Herron, LT Anthony Collins, TE Brandon Myers and DT Clinton McDonald inactive for Week 14 against the Lions.

With Rainey (ankle) sidelined, expect Charles Sims to see more passing down work. Collins (elbows) absence means the Bucs will turn to Oneil Cousins at left tackle. Seferian-Jenkins (back) and Foster (Achilles) are week to week.
Sun, Dec 7, 2014 11:35:00 AM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) is listed as questionable for Week 14.

Rainey shed his walking boot on Thursday, but isn't going to play after not practicing this week. Solomon Patton will replace him on punt returns.
Sat, Dec 6, 2014 02:35:00 PM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) has shed his walking boot, but remained sidelined at Bucs practice Thursday.

The Bucs' No. 3 back appears poised to miss Sunday's game against the Lions.
Thu, Dec 4, 2014 02:18:00 PM

Bobby Rainey (ankle) did not practice Wednesday.

Rainey is currently in a walking boot and should be considered questionable for Week 14. The Bucs signed WR/KR Solomon Patton, a sign that they don't expect to have him on punt returns.
Wed, Dec 3, 2014 02:14:00 PM

Depth Charts

Skill Players
PosRoleName
QB1Eli Manning
2Ryan Nassib
3Logan Thomas
RB1Rashad Jennings
2Shane Vereen
3Paul Perkins
4Andre Williams
5Bobby Rainey
GLB1Rashad Jennings
2Andre Williams
3RB1Shane Vereen
2Rashad Jennings
FB1Nikita Whitlock
2Will Johnson
WR11Odell Beckham
2Dwayne Harris
3Geremy Davis
4Roger Lewis
5Donte Foster
WR21Sterling Shepard
2Victor Cruz
3Myles White
4Tavarres King
5Kadron Boone
WR31Victor Cruz
TE1Will Tye
2Larry Donnell
3Matt LaCosse
4Jerell Adams
5Ryan Malleck
LT1Ereck Flowers
2Emmett Cleary
3Byron Stingily
LG1Justin Pugh
2Adam Gettis
C1Weston Richburg
2Shane McDermott
3Brett Jones
4Dillon Farrell
RG1John Jerry
2Ryan Seymour
RT1Marshall Newhouse
2Bobby Hart
3Jake Rodgers
K1Josh Brown
2Tom Obarski