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Hit delivered to Rainey stokes concussion talk

Chris Rainey received what he called a “Welcome to the National Football League” type of hit on Sunday. There’s no doubt commissioner Roger Goodell has seen it, and he may have to look at it a second time. On just the third play from scrimmage in the Steelers’ preseason win over the Colts, the former Gator running back took the handoff on a reverse and showed what he’s equipped to do. He used his blazing speed to turn the corner… Read More »

Ingram, Rainey, Thompson, Wright shine in preseason

Four Gators had great performances on Thursday night in NFL preseason action. CORNELIUS INGRAM How awesome is it to not only see Ingram healthy and back on the field, but grabbing a touchdown? The former Gator tight end and Hawthorne star finished with two catches for 45 yards and this 25-yard touchdown from fourth-string quarterback Adam Weber. I know it’s only preseason, but that score has to do wonders for C.I., who’s suffered from multiple ACL tears. Ingram led the team… Read More »

Rainey solidifying big role in Steelers’ new offense

The foundation of Chris Rainey’s NFL career couldn’t have been constructed any better even if it was made of steel. Judging by the significant amount of reps that the running back is getting in Pittsburgh’s training camp, he figures to be a big part of the Steelers’ offense. And there are numerous reasons why. First of all, new offensive coordinator Todd Haley had a special plan for Rainey when Pittsburgh took him in the fifth round of April’s draft. While… Read More »