Buccaneers add RB Bobby Rainey

October, 21, 2013
10/21/13
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TAMPA, Fla. -- With Doug Martin out for at least the short term, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers have added some depth at running back.

The Bucs announced Monday afternoon that they claimed Bobby Rainey off waivers from Cleveland.

Rookie Mike James is likely to start in Martin’s place and Brian Leonard probably will be used as a third-round back. Running back return man Jeff Demps has been sidelined with a groin injury. Rainey could fill Demps’ role as a change-of-pace back and also could be a factor in the return game.

To make room for Rainey, the Bucs waived wide receiver Skye Dawson.

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ESPN Tampa Bay Buccaneers reporter

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