April 19, 2014

NFL News: Browns cut Bobby Rainey, make other roster moves

The Cleveland Browns are even thinner at running back today than they were before now that they’ve reportedly cut Bobby Rainey. Rainey was snatched from the clutches of the Baltimore Ravens during roster cuts August 31st. All those articles about Bobby Rainey’s fantasy value on the heels of Willis McGahee taking a practice off to rest his knee will have to be updated, I guess.

In addition to cutting Rainey, the Browns put Josh Aubrey on IR while promoting WR Tori Gurley and DB Julian Posey from the practice squad.

Julian Posey is the older brother of former Ohio State (and current Houston Texans) wide receiver DeVier Posey. Julian went to Ohio University and went undrafted in the 2011 NFL Draft. He’s been around with the Jets and the Dolphins before being signed to the Browns’ practice squad in early September.

So, expect a steady diet of Willis McGahee and Chris Ogbonnaya this week. There don’t appear to be many more options unless the Browns decided to convert Greg Little back to running back.

[Related: NFL News: Browns QB Brian Hoyer has successful ACL surgery]

  • RGB

    What about Fozzy?

  • Vindictive_Pat

    Bingo… I think they realized that Bobby Rainey isn’t the change-of-pace back they were hoping he would be. Fozzy Whitaker could be though.

  • nj0

    Are we the forerunners for some new era where the running back just doesn’t exist any more?

  • Kildawg

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Greg Little got snaps at RB, and more 2 TE sets where Barnidge and/or Gray act as a FB. Speaking of Gray, he’s another candidate to get snaps at RB and not just FB/TE/Wildcat QB.

  • Return of the (Alex) Mack

    Little could go from a WR with poor hands to a running back with decent hads

  • Rudy

    Who do think the 49er’s would take to send us back Colt McCoy?

  • mgbode

    sure he does. it’s just that the RB also plays QB.

    I want to see a team draft Mariota & Braxton. Could have a ton of fun with both of them in the backfield.

  • mgbode

    uh, they can keep Colt. thanks.

  • Brian Kozina

    Considering we’ve already eaten the ham sandwich and bag of chips they gave us, I don’t think they’ll be open to a deal.

  • FearTheElf

    Man I’m going to miss those Rainey 1 yard carries…no hope against the Packers now

  • The_Matt_Of_Akron

    But now who’s going to bring those kickoffs out from 9 yards deep, only to get tackled at the 8?

  • mgbode

    Little cannot make it that far

  • Drew

    Cheeseburger to be named later.