Legal troubles quickly derailed the career of running back Chris Rainey, who was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the fifth-round of the 2012 NFL Draft, but he is finally back in business. On Wednesday morning, the Indianapolis Colts announced that they have added the speedy rusher to their struggling backfield.
Rainey worked out for the Colts on Tuesday, alongside receivers Ramses Barden and Joe Adams, defensive tackle Christo Bilukidi, and defensive backs Marcus Burley and Sherrod Martin. Rainey is the only player who the team has announced as a new signing.
Since being released by the Steelers, Rainey has been out of action.
However, he received interest from the Kansas City Chiefs in late September, where he ran a 40-yard dash in the low-4.3’s during a workout. The Chiefs decided not to sign him, which left him unsigned until today.
If Rainey can stay out of trouble off the field and put his speed to good use for the Colts offense and special teams unit, he could use the fresh start to show the NFL world the talents he has always been believed to have.