Baltimore Ravens sign running back Bobby Rainey


The Baltimore Ravens have acquired 29-year-old running back Bobby Rainey following the news of Ravens’ Kenneth Dixon season-ending injury.

According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, the Baltimore Ravens have signed running back Bobby Rainey, who will be entering his sixth season in the NFL with the Ravens in the 2017-18 NFL season.

The move to add Rainey comes just a day removed from the news that Ravens running back Kenneth Dixon suffered a knee injury that will cost him the entire season. In fact, Dixon underwent knee surgery Tuesday to repair his medial meniscus that will keep him out of football action for at least the next four months, per Ian Rapoport.

Nonetheless, Rainey was already facing a four game suspension before his season-ending knee injury for breaking the NFL’s performance-enhancing drugs policy.

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An initial report by the Baltimore Sun’s Jeff Zrebiec suggested that Dixon would just need his meniscus trimmed which would keep him sidelined for at least six weeks. Tuesday marked the third knee surgery for Dixon since he entered the NFL in 2016.

Now the Ravens move forward with the addition of Rainey who played with the Cleveland Brown, Tampa Bay Bucs, and last year with the New York Giants. The 5-foot-8, 205-pound running back appeared in 15 games for the Giants with 63 rushing yards on 17 attempts. However, Rainey played a vital role in the passing game for the Giants last season as he hauled in 20 receptions for 153 yards.

With Dixon out for the season, Rainey will join forces with Terrance West and Danny Woodhead to complete the Ravens backfield in 2017. West moves into the featured running back role in 2017 with Woodhead expected to impact the Ravens third-down offense.

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The Baltimore Ravens open training camp today at the Under Armour Performance Center in Owings Mills, Md. The Ravens schedule opens with a preseason game on Thursday, Aug 10 as they host the Washington Redskins at 7:30 p.m. ET.