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By Matt Vensel | September 7, 2012
The curiosity about Bobby Rainey in Baltimore built steadily throughout August. First Ravens head coach John Harbaugh singled him out for praise early in training camp. Then Rainey scored a highlight-reel touchdown in his first preseason game. Soon, diehard Ravens fans were asking reporters, “Who is Bobby Rainey?” But down in Bowling Green, Ky., the home of Western Kentucky University, the Ravens' diminutive rookie running back was the big man on campus. Rainey rushed for more than 1,600 yards in each of junior and senior years -- making him the eighth FBS back since 2000 to post consecutive 1,500-yard seasons -- and scored 32 total touchdowns in his final two years.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | October 11, 2014
Breaking down each aspect of the Ravens' Week 6 game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium. PASSING GAME RAVENS: In three starts at home, Ravens quarterback Joe Flacco has completed 63.9 percent of his pass attempts and thrown six touchdown passes and one interception. In two starts on the road, he's completed 59.4 of his passes with one touchdown and two interceptions. The Ravens' quest to become a better road team starts with Flacco getting off to quicker starts and the offensive line doing a better job of protecting him. The Ravens are optimistic that today could be the day for wide receiver Torrey Smith's breakout.
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By Mike Preston and The Baltimore Sun | September 11, 2012
I'm assuming another team will pick up rookie running back Bobby Rainey, who the Ravens cut before Monday night's game. If Rainey could cover on special teams, he'd still be on the roster. But he played well in the preseason and has enough quality film available for another team to pick him up. If Rainey clears waivers, I assume the Ravens will put him on the developmental squad. After watching him during the preseason, there is potential for him to become a possible impact player either as a running back or return specialist.
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By Julie Scharper and Yvonne Wenger and The Baltimore Sun | September 13, 2014
She is the girl from a rundown neighborhood who became class president at a posh prep school. A quiet and driven Towson University student. An adoring mother. One of the unofficial leaders of the sisterhood of wives and girlfriends of Ravens teammates. Janay Ashley Rice is also a woman America has seen knocked unconscious by the man she loves. The grainy clip of her now-husband, former Ravens running back Ray Rice, punching her in an elevator has been played repeatedly on national media in the past week.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Diminutive running back Bobby Rainey might have been the Ravens' most productive offensive player last preseason, rushing for 55 yards and catching a team-leading 14 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. When the Ravens made their final cuts in 2012, the undrafted rookie learned that he had made the 53-man roster as the No.3 running back behind Ray Rice and fellow rookie Bernard Pierce. However, on the eve of the team's Monday night regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Rainey was cut in favor of running back Anthony Allen, who was re-signed because of his lead-blocking ability in front of Jacoby Jones on returns.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and Aaron Wilson | September 11, 2012
A day after he was waived to accomodate Anthony Allen's return to the active roster, undrafted free agent running back Bobby Rainey cleared waivers and was signed to the Ravens' practice squad. "I basically just want to pick up where I left off," Rainey said. "Offensively, I think I'm good. To get on offense, I have to do more on special teams. "   Rainey acknowledged that he was initially upset and confused when he learned prior to the Bengals game that he was being cut.   "It was a surprise to me, it caught me off-guard," Rainey said.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | September 10, 2012
Running back Bobby Rainey defied the odds by making it on the Ravens' 53-man roster as an undrafted free agent. But while the former Western Kentucky standout won the No. 3 running back job, he feels like he remains in a daily competition for a roster spot. “There's no time to be relaxed at all, not once,” Rainey said. “That's the way I approach every day, basically like it's a competition with myself. I don't want to lose my job. I want to help the team and be productive for the team.” Rainey was one of the Ravens' most productive offensive players in the preseason.
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By Edward Lee and The Baltimore Sun | October 20, 2012
The loss of cornerback Lardarius Webb to a season-ending torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee is a blow to the Ravens defense. It also could impact the team on punt returns. Webb had teamed with Jacoby Jones for that duty, and although he handled just six chances - half of what Jones has undertaken so far - Webb was a sure-handed option. Now the Ravens are left with deciding how to fill the vacancy. For now, it appears that Jones will be the primary returner and free safety Ed Reed can complement him, but the team could also turn to a pair of rookies in Asa Jackson and Bobby Rainey.
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By Matt Vensel | October 17, 2012
Every morning, Monday through Friday, blogger Matt Vensel will hook you up with reading material -- mostly on the Ravens but with some other Baltimore sports stuff, too -- to skim through as you slug down coffee and slack off at the start of your workday. That way he'll have an excuse to do the same to start his workday, too. RUNNING IT BACK Linebacker Terrell Suggs will be activated from the physically unable to perform list and could practice this week . … The Ravens officially placed cornerback Lardarius Webb on injured reserve and added running back Bobby Rainey to their active roster.
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By Matt Vensel | August 22, 2013
The Ravens acquired third-year running back Delone Carter from the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, in the process eliminating David Reed from the logjam at wide receiver behind the starters on their depth chart. Reed, obviously, was on the outside looking in at the competition for the final two or three receiver spots, so the Ravens flipped him for the former Syracuse back. So what should the Ravens expect from Carter this season? Well, that's assuming he makes the team, which might not be guaranteed even though the Ravens just dealt for him. If they are just kicking tires, they will have to do it quickly, as roster cuts are looming in just over a week.
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By Mike Preston | September 6, 2013
I expect a lot of the national media to say that the reason the Ravens lost and gave up a lot of yards to Denver and Peyton Manning is because the team no longer has linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed. Of course, that is totally false. Last year the Ravens couldn't stop the run and get off the field on third downs because they gave up a lot of passing plays over the middle just like Thursday night. I expected the Ravens to struggle on defense early in the season because they had too many new faces (six)
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By Jeff Zrebiec | August 29, 2013
ST. LOUIS - One yard away from the end zone, Ravens running back Bobby Rainey tried the right side where he was met by a wall of St. Louis Rams' defenders. He then cut back toward the middle and just as it looked like his progress was about to be stopped, Rainey burrowed his way over the line for the Ravens' first touchdown. All of the Ravens' projected starters watched Thursday night's 24-21 loss in the preseason finale against the Rams at the Edward Jones Dome either from the sideline or from back in Baltimore, where they remained to rest up for next Thursday's regular season road opener against the Denver Broncos.
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By Matt Vensel | August 22, 2013
The Ravens acquired third-year running back Delone Carter from the Indianapolis Colts on Wednesday, in the process eliminating David Reed from the logjam at wide receiver behind the starters on their depth chart. Reed, obviously, was on the outside looking in at the competition for the final two or three receiver spots, so the Ravens flipped him for the former Syracuse back. So what should the Ravens expect from Carter this season? Well, that's assuming he makes the team, which might not be guaranteed even though the Ravens just dealt for him. If they are just kicking tires, they will have to do it quickly, as roster cuts are looming in just over a week.
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By Matt Vensel, The Baltimore Sun | August 13, 2013
SETTING THE SCENE: Tuesday's outdoor practice started at 2:30 p.m. and finished at 4:35 p.m. It was sunny with temperatures in the mid 80s. Players wore shells for a second straight practice. WAY TO GO, DALLAS: Tight end Dallas Clark practiced with the Ravens for the first time and immediately made a favorable impression. With Thursday's preseason game looming, it was a light practice in terms of competitiveness, but Clark had three touchdowns inside the 20, including one on the first pass quarterback Joe Flacco threw in a red-zone drill.
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By Jeff Zrebiec and The Baltimore Sun | August 8, 2013
Diminutive running back Bobby Rainey might have been the Ravens' most productive offensive player last preseason, rushing for 55 yards and catching a team-leading 14 passes for 163 yards and two touchdowns. When the Ravens made their final cuts in 2012, the undrafted rookie learned that he had made the 53-man roster as the No.3 running back behind Ray Rice and fellow rookie Bernard Pierce. However, on the eve of the team's Monday night regular-season opener against the Cincinnati Bengals, Rainey was cut in favor of running back Anthony Allen, who was re-signed because of his lead-blocking ability in front of Jacoby Jones on returns.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Each weekday through April 24, the day before the first round of the NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. Today we'll examine running backs: Current running backs under contract : Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Anthony Allen, Bobby Rainey, Damien Berry, Lonyae Miller, Vonta Leach (fullback) Chances that the Ravens draft a RB in first three rounds : Highly unlikely.
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By Jeff Zrebiec, The Baltimore Sun | April 16, 2013
Each weekday through April 24, the day before the first round of the NFL draft, The Sun will look at where the Ravens stand at each position, the likelihood that they will address that spot early in the draft and some of the prospects that they may consider. Today we'll examine running backs: Current running backs under contract : Ray Rice, Bernard Pierce, Anthony Allen, Bobby Rainey, Damien Berry, Lonyae Miller, Vonta Leach (fullback) Chances that the Ravens draft a RB in first three rounds : Highly unlikely.
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By Mike Preston | September 6, 2013
I expect a lot of the national media to say that the reason the Ravens lost and gave up a lot of yards to Denver and Peyton Manning is because the team no longer has linebacker Ray Lewis and safety Ed Reed. Of course, that is totally false. Last year the Ravens couldn't stop the run and get off the field on third downs because they gave up a lot of passing plays over the middle just like Thursday night. I expected the Ravens to struggle on defense early in the season because they had too many new faces (six)
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By Aaron Wilson and The Baltimore Sun | February 2, 2013
NEW ORLEANS - Walking around the Mercedes-Benz Superdome with just a trace of a limp, Lardarius Webb paused for a moment, took a long look around and smiled. His thinking: What's the point of being bitter? Out for the season since tearing the anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee back in October, the cornerback is contributing to the Ravens' Super Bowl run the only way he can. Planning to root for his teammates and offer scouting tips Sunday night, Webb has his fingers crossed that the team's veterans get to hoist the Vince Lombardi Trophy.
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