Whirlwind week for new Bucs RB Bobby Rainey
It's been a whirlwind week for new Bucs running back Bobby Rainey.
Rainey, 26, waived by the Browns last Friday, got signed by Tampa Bay Monday, and is doing a quick cram-session on the new playbook, hoping to provide depth in Thursday's game due the injury to Pro Bowl running back Doug Martin.
Then there's the fact Rainey's fiancee, Kareema Roach, is due to give birth to their baby daughter, Kyvee Jolie, "anytime" back in Paducah, Kentucky.
"It's been crazy," Rainey. "I thought I was going to be with Cleveland for a while, and then Friday getting released. Then with the baby situation going on, there's a lot going on right now."
Rainey, an undrafted free agent out of Western Kentucky in 2012, has played in just six NFL games, all this season with the Browns, with 13 carries for 34 yards while also doing special teams. He says he's more of a "scat back," comparing his style to the Saints' Darren Sproles, but doesn't know his exact role with the Bucs yet, other than he'll play special teams. Rainey said USF coach Willie Taggart, who coached him in Western Kentucky, called him Monday and they plan to hang out. But would Rainey play if his daughter is born Thursday?
"It's something me and coach have to talk about," Rainey said, laughing. "We'll cross that bridge when it gets here."