Chris Rainey Fantasy News
Steelers waive Chris Rainey
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 3:38pm
"Under the circumstances and due to this conduct, Chris will no longer be a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers."
Rashard Mendenhall is a free agent and may not return, so the Pittsburgh backfield may look very different in 2013.
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Chris Rainey arrested for battery
Thursday, January 10, 2013, 12:44pm
Witnesses observed Rainey slap victim across the face.
Injury Report for MNF: Chiefs @ Steelers
Saturday, November 10, 2012, 7:36pm
Kansas City Chiefs
DE Glenn Dorsey (calf), QB Brady Quinn (head)
T Branden Albert (head), TE Steve Maneri (ankle), C Ryan Lilja (neck)
WR Antonio Brown (ankle), T Marcus Gilbert (ankle), LB Stevenson Sylvester (hamstring), S Troy Polamalu (calf)
RB Rashard Mendenhall (Achilles)
LB Chris Carter (abdomen)
Emmaunel Sanders will draw the start in place of Brown opposite Mike Wallace and he’ll also return punts. Jerricho Cotchery, meanwhile, will be Pittsburgh’s No. 3 receiver. Isaac Redman will start for the Steelers after rushing for 147 yards and a touchdown against the Giants last week. Dwyer will be the backup.
Rashard Mendenhall & Isaac Redman both out for Week 7
Friday, October 19, 2012, 2:35pm
Jonathan Dwyer figures to get most of the work with both Mendenhall and Redman out. Baron Batch was active ahead of Dwyer last week due to his role on special teams. Batch and Chris Rainey should backup Dwyer, who is a sneaky start this week against the Bengals' suspect rush defense. He hasn't been very consistent this season, but he seems healthy and has a nice matchup this week. Consider him a low-end RB2.
Sunday, August 19, 2012, 8:52pm
Steelers rookie RB Chris Rainey left Pittsburgh’s preseason game against the Colts in the first quarter after taking a big hit from Indy’s Jerraud Powers. Rainey stayed on the ground for a few moments before leaving the field.
Isaac Redman to have MRI on injured groin
Wednesday, August 15, 2012, 11:58am
Friday, August 10, 2012, 11:37am
Saturday, July 7, 2012, 7:41am
At just 5'8", 180 pounds, Rainey is a bit undersized to be an every down back, but he possesses tremendous speed and a natural pass-catching ability. We recently took a look at Rainey' potential to provide a Darren Sproles/Dexter McCluster-type role for coordinator Todd Haley's offense and if he catches on to the nuances of the pro game quickly, Rainey could be the perfect candidate to provide an explosive punch to Pittsburgh's ground game.