The Kansas City Chiefs already have an All-World speedster at the running back position, but it appears as if they may be in the market for a track star to compliment Jamaal Charles.
Per league source, former Steelers RB Chris Rainey worked out on Monday for the Chiefs and ran the 40-yard dash in the low 4.3s.
— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) September 23, 2013
According to Pro Football Talk (see Tweet above), the Chiefs have worked out Chris Rainey, and the former Florida Gator was (not surprisingly) very fast when he did so. Rainey was last seen with the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he appeared in all 16 games in 2012 while scoring 2 touchdowns.
In college, Rainey grabbed the deserved reputation as an incredible burner on the fielder, and that continued in Pittsburgh. He could bring a significant dimension behind Charles in the backfield and/or provide a spark in the return game for Kansas City.
However, Rainey has had some issues with the law (most recently from his time in Gainesville), and that was partly responsible for his exile from the Steelers. It is unclear at this point whether Rainey will be picked up by the Chiefs with a real contract, but I like the initiative to take a potential flier on a high-talent player who is only 25 years old.
Stay tuned for more details if they emerge.