The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have signed Bobby Rainey to a one-year contract, the team announced. Rainey was scheduled to be an exclusive-rights free agent, which means he was going to be a near-minimum salary re-signing anyway. The terms of the extension weren't announced, but one can only assume his contract will be very cheap.
Rainey was signed in week seven last season, after Doug Martin went down with a season-ending shoulder injury. When Mike James was also lost for the year, Rainey was promoted to the lead back. He managed to rush for 532 yards on 137 carries with five touchdowns, adding 11 catches for 27 yards through the air. Rainey didn't look like a special back, but certainly appeared to be a capable backup.
With Doug Martin, Mike James, Bobby Rainey, Jeff Demps and Michael Smith, running back is probably the one position where the Bucs feel their starters and their depth on the roster is adequate. That means re-signing Bobby Rainey may be the last significant move we see at the position this year.