Originally posted on SteelerAddicts  |  Last updated 1/11/13
The Pittsburgh Steelers waived RB Chris Rainey, according to this ESPN.com report, after he was charged with simple battery on January 10, 2013. The Steelers drafted Rainey in the fifth round of the 2012 NFL Draft because of his speed and versatility to be a running back, wide receiver and kick returner. Although Rainey seemed to begin to improve as a kick returner, he was never really included in the offense like most fans thought he would be. Rainey finished the season with 1213 total combined yards, mostly on kick returns, with two touchdowns and three fumbles, one lost. Before this incident, I had seen a lot of mock drafts having the Steelers taking a running back as early as the second round in the upcoming draft. Personally I never really thought that the Steelers would take a running back that high and even now I do not believe they will take one earlier than possibly the third round. The Steelers are almost guaranteed to lose Rashard Mendenhall in the offseason, which leaves...
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