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Ravens to promote Bobby Rainey to active roster from practice squad, according to a league source.

Interesting choice here. Harbaugh meant it when he said BPA, not a specific position.

Edit to mention that it's also his birthday. Pretty nice gift!
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I don't think he over should've been taken off. Do we still have tho rookie drafted mlb or Bynes?
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Awesome!
I guess Harbs is serious about offense and special teams carrying the load.
Unexpected move, but the kid has earned his shot.
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What in the hell purpose is he going to serve? We have Rice, Pierce, Allen, and Rainey all dressed at the HB position now. Unless he plans to deactivate Allen, which would be counterintuitive to his original "I don't want two rookie HBs backing up Rice" logic, then I don't see what Rainey is going to do on game days to replace two guys who didn't play on Special Teams anyways.
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[quote name='Bltravens' timestamp='1350414522' post='1192726']
What in the hell purpose is he going to serve? We have Rice, Pierce, Allen, and Rainey all dressed at the HB position now. Unless he plans to deactivate Allen, which would be counterintuitive to his original "I don't want two rookie HBs backing up Rice" logic, then I don't see what Rainey is going to do on game days to replace two guys who didn't play on Special Teams anyways.
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My suspicion is that he's learned to play special teams now and he'll replace one of the LBs we've had there as that person's ST responsibilities are reduced.
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While I was really disappointed to see Rainey get cut just before the first regular season game, I also feel that we would have been better off promoting someone else because the running game isn't struggling.
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Makes absolutely no sense, unless he is to return kicks in place of thompson or play special teams?
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[quote name='Moderator 3' timestamp='1350414892' post='1192736']
My suspicion is that he's learned to play special teams now and he'll replace one of the LBs we've had there as that person's ST responsibilities are reduced.
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Ayenbadejo....oh no.
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[quote name='Bltravens' timestamp='1350415314' post='1192750']
Ayenbadejo....oh no.
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Maybe it's time to see if Ayanbadejo can fill in or if he should stick with ST.
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if a line backer or defensive back is getting a larger role due to the injuries we suffered they may reduce his special teams role therefore having rainey in. only conclusion i can draw unless were running 2 back set with two dangerous recieving running backs......
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I guess they feel he is surpassing Allen in categories he could be active on gameday. I guess special teams and he could take a ST spot from a LB we need to use more on D. Says Allen is now on the PS.
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[quote name='SideStep77' timestamp='1350416119' post='1192765']
I guess they feel he is surpassing Allen in categories he could be active on gameday. I guess special teams and he could take a ST spot from a LB we need to use more on D. Says Allen is now on the PS.
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Allen on the PS has to be a mistake. Since he played 6 games this year, in addition to his 5 last year, he is no longer eligible.
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[quote name='redlobster' timestamp='1350414355' post='1192719']
ehh would have preferred to see hamilton get a shot
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I agree. It may still happen though. They still need to promote someone to take Lewis's spot.

1) Harbaugh has said that it is Hamilton's inability to play special teams that has kept him of the active roster. But if he is replacing Ray Lewis he won't have to play special teams since Ray obviously never did.

2) Albert McClellan is an option to replace Lewis at ILB so it makes sense to promote another OLB to take McClellan's spot.

3) WE NEED A PASS RUSH. Enough said.
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[quote name='ravens88' timestamp='1350415824' post='1192758']
if a line backer or defensive back is getting a larger role due to the injuries we suffered they may reduce his special teams role therefore having rainey in. only conclusion i can draw unless were running 2 back set with two dangerous recieving running backs......
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About what I can think of with this move (your first guess that is), like others I expected to see Hamilton? Or Byrnes brought up but I'm certain our front office has a plan & knows more then us. Besides, still at least one move to make but wouldn't surprise me to see a couple happen.
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[quote name='ravensfan160' timestamp='1350416442' post='1192772']

I agree. It may still happen though. They still need to promote someone to take Lewis's spot.

1) Harbaugh has said that it is Hamilton's inability to play special teams that has kept him of the active roster. But if he is replacing Ray Lewis he won't have to play special teams since Ray obviously never did.

2) Albert McClellan is an option to replace Lewis at ILB so it makes sense to promote another OLB to take McClellan's spot.

3) WE NEED A PASS RUSH. Enough said.
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But we have Kruger :-)
Lol, just kidding. I agree with ya and still think we'll see Hamilton brought up
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I think we will see Ayanbadejo more on passing downs. He played well in that role last season and there is always the option that McClellan can some snaps inside as well.

I like Bobby Rainey a lot and I think it was just a numbers game as to why he was demoted to the PS in the first place. Now there is an extra roster spot so he is the best player available.

I can see why giving Hamilton a chance is appealing, but I think maybe Kindle will be given a shot first. If he flops after getting a legit opportunity he may either be demoted or let go with Hamilton the man to replace him.
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[quote name='gabefergy' timestamp='1350417055' post='1192780']
I think we will see Ayanbadejo more on passing downs. He played well in that role last season and there is always the option that McClellan can some snaps inside as well.

I like Bobby Rainey a lot and I think it was just a numbers game as to why he was demoted to the PS in the first place. Now there is an extra roster spot so he is the best player available.

[b]I can see why giving Hamilton a chance is appealing, but I think maybe Kindle will be given a shot first. If he flops after getting a legit opportunity he may either be demoted or let go with Hamilton the man to replace him.[/b]
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I figured if we didn't promote Hamilton, this would be the reason why. I was surprised by the Rainey choice, but after reading this thread it makes sense.
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I liked Rainey in the pre-season, he looks like a guy who seems like he's got what we need.
A lot of heart.
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[quote name='Bltravens' timestamp='1350415314' post='1192750']
Ayenbadejo....oh no.
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That's what I was thinking and that was my same response.
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[quote name='Bltravens' timestamp='1350415314' post='1192750']
Ayenbadejo....oh no.
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Haha oh goodness!

I was thinking more like McClain or Ellerbe, who still play a decent amount on ST.
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I think Hamilton takes Ray's spot. Happy about Rainey.

Question though after reading about David Reed soon to return. Why should I care and where would he play?
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The answer might be (from our front page):

"Webb was the Ravens’ backup punt returner behind [url="http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster/jacoby-jones/6c4d93f5-9b70-4b6b-b2d9-0b0c41ddfc5b/"]Jacoby Jones[img]http://www.baltimoreravens.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif[/img][/url]. Rainey returned eight punts for 54 yards (6.8 per return) during the preseason."
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[quote name='Moderator 3' timestamp='1350419584' post='1192836']
The answer might be (from our front page):

"Webb was the Ravens’ backup punt returner behind [url="http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster/jacoby-jones/6c4d93f5-9b70-4b6b-b2d9-0b0c41ddfc5b/"]Jacoby Jones[img]http://www.baltimoreravens.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif[/img][/url]. Rainey returned eight punts for 54 yards (6.8 per return) during the preseason."
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The question pertains to David Reed, not Rainey.
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[quote name='Bazooka Joe' timestamp='1350419099' post='1192821']
I think Hamilton takes Ray's spot. Happy about Rainey.

Question though after reading about David Reed soon to return. Why should I care and where would he play?
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They better not dress Reed and Rainey on game days. Talk about a waste. In fact, there's no reason to dress Reed at all right now.
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[quote name='harfordravenfan' timestamp='1350416699' post='1192775']
About what I can think of with this move (your first guess that is), like others I expected to see Hamilton? Or Byrnes brought up but I'm certain our front office has a plan & knows more then us. Besides, still at least one move to make but wouldn't surprise me to see a couple happen.
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yea i was being sarcastic on the last part haha. webb was also a punt return option adding rainey gives us depth their as well
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If this is true then I assume Harbs is preparing for the possibility of increasing the ground assault as a way to keep the defense off the field as much as possible by controlling the ball and clock as opposed to trying the quick score approach which puts the defense on the field often. This could be a smart move.

It would appear that losing the field general and the best CB calls for preparation for a possible change in team strategy. Losing those two and not having Suggs back and up to speed is a team problem not just a defensive one.
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[quote name='Bltravens' timestamp='1350414522' post='1192726']
What in the hell purpose is he going to serve? We have Rice, Pierce, Allen, and Rainey all dressed at the HB position now. Unless he plans to deactivate Allen, which would be counterintuitive to his original "I don't want two rookie HBs backing up Rice" logic, then I don't see what Rainey is going to do on game days to replace two guys who didn't play on Special Teams anyways.
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Allen is a special teamer . I think the Rain Train is gonna get some carries.
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[quote name='HoldingCall' timestamp='1350426888' post='1192968']
If this is true then I assume Harbs is preparing for the possibility of increasing the ground assault as a way to keep the defense off the field as much as possible by controlling the ball and clock as opposed to trying the quick score approach which puts the defense on the field often. This could be a smart move.

It would appear that losing the field general and the best CB calls for preparation for a possible change in team strategy. Losing those two and not having Suggs back and up to speed is a team problem not just a defensive one.
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I agree with this. It seems as if the FO and coaching staff has really embraced what position the team is in now. We have to win with offense and hope our defense will be good enough to get key stops. If bringing in Rainey gives our offense 1 more weapon I am all for it.
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The Texans defense has only 2 weaknesses, their aggresiveness and their secondary. Mabye we are preparing to use a lot of screen passes this game, hopefully that is one of the reasons Rainey is being brought up, to take advantage of those charging Texans.
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[quote name='gabefergy' timestamp='1350428867' post='1193002']
I agree with this. It seems as if the FO and coaching staff has really embraced what position the team is in now. We have to win with offense and hope our defense will be good enough to get key stops. If bringing in Rainey gives our offense 1 more weapon I am all for it.
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If this is their approach to the problem I agree with it too. The FO must feel that they do not have access to the quality of defensive player/s that will be a big difference maker so why not add to the offense.
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Remember Suggs is coming back from PUP, so I think he will take one of our IR players. As for Bobby Rainey, I thnk he will be promoted because of him being very talent compared to the other practice squad players.
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Rainey was likely promoted to the active roster to take Webb's punt returning duties. I wonder what this means for Anthony Allen though.
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The theories regarding Ayanbadejo do make sense, even if I will have a hard time forgetting, that he almost lost us the game against Dallas. And it was such an easy play he had to come up with also. Rainey certain looks more sure-handed.

I still want to see Hamilton getting a chance. I read a ton of great things about him from the Cowboys training camp and Harbaugh seemed impressed with him as well.

Oh well, whatever it takes to ease the burden Flacco and Rice have to carry in this season I guess.
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This news gave me the crooked neck too.
I am quite a fan of Rainey, but it surprises me to loose two stellar defense players and bump up a rookie offense player.

I think to free up some players on special teams is about the best reason I can think of.

Its going to beintresting to see who gets cut for Suggs, and what if any thing happens with David Reed. I know a lot of people are not a fan of his but he has made some great plays as well as colossal mess ups.
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Possibly it's just a move to protect him from a team intending on poaching a running back With Webb out the roster spot is going to waste and they probably just want to protect him while they search for answers to replace our defensive captain and franchise corner.
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[quote name='K-Dog' timestamp='1350435299' post='1193086']
This news gave me the crooked neck too.
I am quite a fan of Rainey, but it surprises me to loose two stellar defense players and bump up a rookie offense player.

I think to free up some players on special teams is about the best reason I can think of.

Its going to beintresting to see who gets cut for Suggs, and what if any thing happens with David Reed. I know a lot of people are not a fan of his but he has made some great plays as well as colossal mess ups.
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Like ER_20 said, we might want to give Kindle one last chance. As for David Reed, he needs to go.
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[quote name='Moderator 3' timestamp='1350414892' post='1192736']


My suspicion is that he's learned to play special teams now and he'll replace one of the LBs we've had there as that person's ST responsibilities are reduced.
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[quote name='Moderator 3' timestamp='1350419584' post='1192836']
The answer might be (from our front page):

"Webb was the Ravens’ backup punt returner behind [url="http://www.baltimoreravens.com/team/roster/jacoby-jones/6c4d93f5-9b70-4b6b-b2d9-0b0c41ddfc5b/"]Jacoby Jones[img]http://www.baltimoreravens.com/assets/nflimg/icon-article-link.gif[/img][/url]. Rainey returned eight punts for 54 yards (6.8 per return) during the preseason."

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That would make both Allen and Rainey on ST. But I can't see Rainey at any other position than returner, which would be a backup. Or is it possible Pierce may be banged up and Rainey could jump into No. 2 running back spot behind Rice for this game?
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[quote name='Bazooka Joe' timestamp='1350419099' post='1192821']
I think Hamilton takes Ray's spot. Happy about Rainey.


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Ray's spot will be filled by Suggs by end of this week. Hamilton stays on PS.
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[quote name='DocMartin' timestamp='1350448024' post='1193248']

That would make both Allen and Rainey on ST. But I can't see Rainey at any other position than returner, which would be a backup. Or is it possible Pierce may be banged up and Rainey could jump into No. 2 running back spot behind Rice for this game?
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How can he be banged up if Cam refuses to give him more than 2 carries?
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[quote name='DocMartin' timestamp='1350448487' post='1193250']
Ray's spot will be filled by Suggs by end of this week. Hamilton stays on PS.
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not necessarily, that could happen only if we want to move sizzle to the 53 men roster and play him... we can wait another 3 weeks ('till week 9 to do that)... so for the next coming games I believe Oz is still looking for a LB on the open market
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[quote name='DocMartin' timestamp='1350448487' post='1193250']
Ray's spot will be filled by Suggs by end of this week. Hamilton stays on PS.
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Why would we take our [s]best[/s] only pass rusher and take him off of the line? It seems like a better idea to wait until Suggs is healthy and then give him his own spot back, and use one of Ray's backups to take Ray's spot. Anyway,
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[quote name='NaveSenrag' timestamp='1350470078' post='1193292']

Why would we take our [s]best[/s] only pass rusher and take him off of the line? It seems like a better idea to wait until Suggs is healthy and then give him his own spot back, and use one of Ray's backups to take Ray's spot. Anyway,
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Pretty sure he meant roster spot only. Not physical position on the field...
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[quote name='HoldingCall' timestamp='1350426888' post='1192968']
If this is true then I assume Harbs is preparing for the possibility of increasing the ground assault as a way to keep the defense off the field as much as possible by controlling the ball and clock as opposed to trying the quick score approach which puts the defense on the field often. This could be a smart move.

It would appear that losing the field general and the best CB calls for preparation for a possible change in team strategy. Losing those two and not having Suggs back and up to speed is a team problem not just a defensive one.
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Yeah your right . We must increase our time of possession on offense in a big way with the defense
in a shambles . We will have to get our ground game going to do this . Rainey is gonna get some
touches .
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[quote name='1/28/01' timestamp='1350475590' post='1193306']


Pretty sure he meant roster spot only. Not physical position on the field...
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Exactly. Roster spot only. There is no question Suggs should be playing in HIS SPOT on the field. But as we learn today, Ravens activated Josh Bynes from practice squad to take Ray's spot for now. Little bit surprised by this move, thought Hamilton had better chance, but coaches must see something there. Anyway, it will be Ellerbe starting this week against the Texans.
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