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Dave Rayner - #3 - K

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 215 lbs.
Birthday 10/26/1982
Birthplace Oxford, MI
College Michigan State
Years played 6
Drafted 2005, 6th round, 28th pick by Colts

Bills place PK Lindell on I.R.

Posted Dec. 08, 2011 @ 2:45 p.m. ET
The Bills placed PK Rian Lindell on injured reserve on Thursday. He hasn't played since suffering a shoulder injury in Week Nine against the Jets.

Bills add PK Rayner

Posted Nov. 08, 2011 @ 12:40 p.m. ET
The Bills signed PK Dave Rayner on Tuesday, his agent announced on Twitter.

Raiders sign PK Rayner

Posted Oct. 22, 2011 @ 3:15 p.m. ET
  With PK Sebastian Janikowski nursing a sore hamstring, the Raiders have signed Dave Rayner to handle their kicking duties in Week Seven vs. the Chiefs.  

Lions' decisions on Carpenter, Rayner ones to watch

Posted July 21, 2011 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
The majority of the Lions' core players are under contract for 2011, but Detroit is still left with some interesting decisions in free agency, ones that could signal position battles to come.

Lions' Hanson hopes to return in 2011

Posted March 14, 2011 @ 4:02 p.m. ET
PFW visited with injured Lions PK Jason Hanson last week, and he said his rehab from the MCL injury that ended his 2010 season has been gradual but productive.

Report: Lions to place PK Hanson on I.R.

Posted Dec. 02, 2010 @ 10:30 a.m. ET
The Lions reportedly will place PK Jason Hanson on injured reserve and stick with Dave Rayner as their placekicker the rest of 2011.

Lions sign PK Rayner

Posted Nov. 09, 2010 @ 3:20 p.m. ET
PK Dave Rayner has been signed by the Lions, who are looking for a fill-in kicker with Jason Hanson expected to miss the next three weeks with a sprained MCL.

Recent form of little guide in Bengals' PK search

Posted June 11, 2010 @ 4:15 p.m. ET
Cincinnati's PK competition features a pair of veterans (Mike Nugent and Dave Rayner) with spotty recent form. However, both have shown potential earlier in their careers.

Vikings unlikely to keep RB Taylor

Posted Feb. 21, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Because other teams are likely to offer him more money and a better opportunity, RB Chester Taylor isn't likely to return to the Vikings next season, according to our Whispers.


Posted Dec. 28, 2011
The Buffalo Bills are on their third kicker this season after signing Brandon Coutu and placing Dave Rayner on injured reserve. The moves were made Wednesday as the Bills (6-9) prepare to close their season at New England (12-3) on Sunday.||||||| The Bills did not disclose the nature of Rayner's injury, though he's been bothered by a sore pelvis. He missed two of six field-goal attempts in a 40-14 win over Denver last weekend. Rayner signed with Buffalo in early November after Rian Lindell broke a bone in his right shoulder.
Posted Nov. 08, 2011
Rayner has agreed to a contract with the Buffalo Bills to fill in for injured veteran Rian Lindell, who is out indefinitely after hurting his right shoulder last weekend.||||||| Rayner's agent, Paul Sheehy, confirmed the move to The Associated Press in a text message Tuesday. Rayner has played for seven teams over parts of seven NFL seasons, including a one-game stint with Oakland last month. He had 55 points in eight games with Detroit last year. Lindell was hurt making a tackle in a 27-11 loss to the Jets last weekend. Buffalo (5-3) travels to play Dallas on Sunday.
Posted Oct. 22, 2011
The Oakland Raiders have signed Rayner in case Sebastian Janikowski's hamstring injury keeps him from playing Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.||||||| Rayner kicked for six teams in five years, most recently for Detroit in 2010. He has made 55 of 75 field goal attempts in his career.
Posted July 26, 2011
Rayner is ready to re-sign with the Detroit Lions.||||||| The former Michigan State Spartan made 13 of 16 field goals for Detroit last season after longtime kicker Jason Hanson went down with an injured right knee. Rayner is an unrestricted free agent.
Posted March 04, 2011
A person familiar with the situation told AP the Lions have tendered a contract to Rayner.||||||| The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because the team hasn't announced the moves.