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Posted by coltsindianapolis on November 20, 2013 – 8:32 am

The Indianapolis Colts today signed free agent running back Chris Rainey to the active roster.


Rainey, 5-9, 180 pounds, was originally selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth round (159th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. In 2012, he played in all 16 games, totaling 26 rushes for 102 yards and two touchdowns and 14 receptions for 60 yards. He also returned 39 kickoffs for 1,035 yards (26.5 avg.) and three punts for 16 yards. His kickoff return average ranked fifth in the AFC and tied for seventh in the NFL.


Rainey started 19-of-52 games at Florida and finished his career ranking ninth in school history with 2,464 rushing yards to go along with 13 touchdowns. He also caught 69 passes for 795 yards and six touchdowns. Rainey returned 26 punts for 235 yards (9.0 avg.) and two touchdowns as well as 18 kickoffs for 454 yards. He also set a school and Southeastern Conference record with six career blocked punts. Rainey ran track and was an All-America selection on the Gators 4×100 relay team in 2008. In 2010, he was part of a team that won the NCAA championship in the 4×100 relay, while earning All-America honors following their first place finish.

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  1. By Steve on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Can someone tell me why the colts keep signing running backs???

  2. By TL on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply


  3. By John on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Donald Brown should be the starting running back.

  4. By bob h. on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Donald Brown is the spark plug that the colts need so bench Trent.

  5. By YN on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Chris Rainey is replacing David Reed (kick returner)

  6. By Josh on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Donald browns success is partly due to Trent’s inability to run.

  7. By John on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Trent needs to learn to run around the pile instead of thru the pile.

  8. By drew on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    rainey a far far far better option than reed. has actual speed and play making ability

  9. By Ed Elliott on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    My guess is he will be used as a kick off returner and punt returner since we have nothing, actually worse than nothing at those positions. The current young man puts us in a hole every time he touches the ball. Plus this man has speed…

  10. By Cody on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Why are they holding on to Reed he has no talent or purpose on this team!!!… Also message for T Rich please open your eyes and find the holes in the defense don’t try and make one FIND IT!!!!!!

  11. By john on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    we already have one running back that cannot learn the play book why do we need another.brown is the man he knows the play book

  12. By ItsNotLuckItsSkill on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    I actually think this is a great pick up. Rather it be for KR or the RB spot. 3 headed monster. His highlights are impressive. If we want to stick to a run first offense then this is the guy to accent the other backs.

  13. By jmrandal1711 on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Perhaps instead of focusing on “scapegoating” T-rich or the runners, why not take responsibility of the O-line and their development. Early season the run worked better but people had faith and there were holes and better blocking. Let’s work on practicing and developing instead of making excuses. No different than blaming Wayne for being gone…yes he was pivotal on 3rd downs. However, prior to Wayne going down, the games in which TY started he had more yards than Wayne. TY also has more yards after catches. There is too much blaming and excuses going on. There is talent on the team and it is time to find a way to utilize them, especially this point in the season. use watching the colts running game, when compare to other teams we have often weak formations. We got this…just have confidence. Build confidence on the team. It is better than saying we “can’t do this without…

  14. By Ray on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    I’m with Cody on this one boys. Love it. Eyes wired shut. lol

  15. By Daniel Codrington on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    finally we have a return man so we can waive reed!!.. plzz

  16. By billygriffin on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    Maybe the Colts are offering Trent Richardsomn back to cleveland in a trade??

  17. By on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    That’s a blessing cuz

  18. By Cameron on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    I love reading a bunch of comments from people that haven’t the first clue what they are talking about.

  19. By mike on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    I wish the Steelers never cut Rainey, the amount of potential the kid has is unbeilevable. As long as he stops slapping his girlfriend around he will be a huge addition for the Colts this year and in the future.

  20. By Vindictor on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    I understand T. Rich hasen’t been the player we hoped for yet, but has anyone noticed it took a 1st round running back being brought in to wake up our own 1st round running back. Donald is finally playing like he should have since we brought him in. I think in the end it will be a win/win for us. Go COLTS!

  21. By Jarvis Peters on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    I think he will be a great fit for team weither it’s special teams or running back combined with Richardson and Brown

  22. By Chris on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    He will be a welcome replacement for Reed. Reed doesn’t know when to stay in the end zone on a kick return. Too bad they didn’t get someone to replace griff Whalen though.

  23. By Say on Nov 20, 2013 | Reply

    He’s probably going to take over the kick and punt return duties because Reed sucks. Also, Donald Brown has always been a good back for the Colts. His problem is he can’t block. This is the main reason why he’ll never be a starter. Plus, he’s not a good stretch play RB, which was what the Colts used to love to run. He’s suited for this new Colts running scheme.

  24. By bryan on Nov 21, 2013 | Reply

    Wow, everyone needs to calm down. He’s just ournew punt returner.

  25. By R on Nov 21, 2013 | Reply

    Please don’t bring up the fact that he abuses women.

  26. By stephen on Nov 21, 2013 | Reply


  27. By ron on Nov 21, 2013 | Reply

    thats a good pick up for the colts he’s fast explosive he can return kick offs i think hw’s better than trent in certain thangs no disrespect to t-rich but its lookin true about draft bussed

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