The Arizona Cardinals made a pair of practice squad changes on Tuesday. Receiver Kevin Cone was released and running back Dominique Williams was placed on the practice squad injured reserve with a knee injury. To replace them, the Cardinals announced the addition of cornerback Teddy Williams and running back Chris Rainey.
Rainey (5-9, 181) has played in 18 career games since entering the league with the Pittsburgh Steelers as a fifth-round selection (159th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft out of Florida. He played in all 16 games as a rookie with the Steelers in 2012 where he had 26 carries for 102 yards and two touchdowns and 14 receptions for 60 yards before playing two games with the Colts in 2013.
With the Colts last season, Rainey had six kickoff returns for 131 yards while also returning four punts for 29 yards. As a rookie in Pittsburgh, Rainey returned 39 kickoffs for 1,035 yards (26.5 yard avg.) and three punts for 16 yards.
Williams (6-1, 207) spent the preseason with the Cardinals until he was released in the team's final roster cut on August 30. He played in three games with Arizona in 2013 at wide receiver before switching back to cornerback this past offseason. He was supposedly signed to the Philadelphia Eagles practice squad, but it was never announced.
The 10-man practice squad now looks like this:
- ILB Jonathan Brown
- CB Anthony Gaitor
- WR Brittan Golden
- TE Andre Hardy
- CB Jimmy Legree
- T Kevin Palmer
- RB Chris Rainey
- G Anthony Steen
- DT Christian Tupou
- CB Teddy Williams