Ravens Cut Bobby Rainey, Re-Sign Anthony Allen


Just before the start of the regular season on Monday Night Football, the Ravens have made a change in their backfield.

The team cut undrafted rookie running back Bobby Rainey and re-signed second-year back Anthony Allen to the active roster. Allen is active for Monday's game against the Cincinnati Bengals.

Allen, last year's seventh-round pick, was originally cut when the roster was trimmed to 53 players. He was then signed to the practice squad, but the Ravens called him up before Monday's opener.

Allen spent all of last season on the 53-man roster and has experience on special teams, which could be one of the key reasons the Ravens re-signed him.

Rookie third-round draft pick Bernard Pierce is expected to be the No. 2 running back behind Ray Rice.

Rainey was one of the surprises of the preseason. He finished the preseason with 55 rushing yards on 23 carries, and added 14 receptions for 163 yards and two touchdowns. It is unknown if the Ravens will try to sign him to the practice squad.

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