• by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Bucs RB Bobby Rainey remains limited to special teams

    Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey returned three kickoffs for a total of 92 yards and brought back two punts for a total of 15 yards in Sunday's 37-23 loss to the Panthers.Rainey continues to acquit himself well on special teams and has especially excelled on kickoffs, where he ripped off a long return of 38 yards Sunday. He is currently third in the NFL in total kick return yardage and fifth in average per return. Rainey did not see a carry or target from scrimmage for the second consecutive week.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey totals 48 punt return yards Sunday

    Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey returned one kickoff for 27 yards and totaled 48 yards on five punt returns in Sunday's 19-9 loss to the Texans. He also fumbled twice but was able to recover both. Rainey made his mark exclusively on special teams this week, including punt returns of 23 and 13 yards. On the former, Rainey made a questionable decision to field the ball on the Bucs three-yard line, but redeemed himself by finding enough of an opening to set Jameis Winston and company up with some breathing room. His two fumbles are concerning, but Rainey avoided disaster on both occasions by recovering. As customary, Rainey's running back duties will be determined on a week-to-week basis, but he retains a hold on both returner spots at present.

  • by RotoWire Staff | Special to CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers RB Bobby Rainey makes impact on special teams

    Buccaneers running back Bobby Rainey did not register a carry but did secure his one target for eight yards in Sunday's 26-19 victory over the Saints. He also gained 37 yards on his one kickoff return and tallied 34 yards on three punt returns. Rainey's role on plays from scrimmage will very likely vary week-to-week, but he retains a hold on both top returner spots, where he was productive once again in Week 2. Rainey provides valuable insurance as an every-down tailback behind Doug Martin, and also is a dependable checkdown option for Jameis Winston when he's in the ballgame.

  • by Marty Gitlin | CBSSports.com

    RB Bobby Rainey signs qualifying offer with Buccaneers

    The Buccaneers have announced that running back Bobby Rainey has signed a one-year qualifying offer the team extended to him before the free agency period. He was a restricted free agent and was given an opportunity to negotiate with other teams. Rainey will compete for playing time with Tampa Bay. He rushed for 406 yards in 2014, but faded at the end of the season with just two carries in the last six games combined.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Report: Buccaneers tender running back Bobby Rainey

    The Buccaneers have given running back Bobby Rainey a $1.54 million tender offer, which gives Tampa Bay the right to match any offer from another team, reports the Tampa Bay Times. Rainey, who ran for 406 yards on 94 carries in 2014, is not guaranteed to make the roster and could become a free agent if the team voids the deal.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Buccaneers list five as questionable for Sunday against the Saints

    The Buccaneers have declared five players as questionable for Sunday's game against the Saints including Bobby Rainey (wrist), Solomon Patton (foot), Robert Herron (hip), Isaiah Frey (ankle) and Dashon Goldson (shoulder). Linebacker Mason Foster is considered doubtful with an Achilles injury after missing practice all this week. The Bucs are 4-point underdogs at home against the Saints in Week 17.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Goldson, Foster among notable questionable for Buccaneers

    The Buccaneers ruled running back Bobby Rainey (wrist) as probable for Sunday's game against the Packers. He was the only player on Tampa Bay's final injury report for Week 16 deemed probable. Safety Major Wright (ribs) was ruled out. Meanwhile, the following players were deemed questionable: Cornerback Isaiah Frey (ankle), linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles), safety Dashon Goldson (shin), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring), tackle Kevin Pamphile (ankle) and wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot).

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers list 10 players on final injury report for Week 15

    The Buccaneers have listed 10 players on its final injury repory for Week 15 against Carolina. Linebacker Mason Foster (Achilles), defensive tackle Gerald McCoy (knee), defensive tackle Clinton McDonald (hamstring), wide receiver Solomon Patton (foot), running back Bobby Rainey (ankle), tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (back) and safety Major Wright (ribs). Meanwhile, the following players were ruled as probable for Sunday: Tackle Anthony Collins (elbow), linebacker Lavonte David (concussion) and tight end Brandon Myers (calf).

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Buccaneers without two tight ends for Week 14 against Lions

    Buccaneers tight ends Austin Seferian-Jenkins and Brandon Myers are inactive for Week 14 against the Lions. Seferian-Jenkins missed Week 13 with a back injury and Myers missed with a calf injury. Other inactives for the Bucs include RB Bobby Rainey, WR Robert Herron, LB Mason Foster, T Anthony Collins and DT Clinton McDonald.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Buccaneers' Lavonte David among questionables for Bucs Sunday

    The Buccaneers released their final Week 14 injury report and the following players are listed as questionable: Anthony Collins, Clinton McDonald, Brandon Myers, Bobby Rainey, Austin Seferian-Jenkins, Lavonte David and Mason Foster. Major Wright, Evan Dietrich-Smith, Luke Stocker and Crezdon Butler are listed as probable. The Bucaneers take on the Lions Week 14.