With the Arizona Cardinals deactivating Johnathan Dwyer because of his domestic violence arrest, Chris Rainey would have been the logical next man up.
Not only will Rainey not be the next man up, but the Cardinals are releasing Rainey who also has a history of domestic violence.
The #Cardinals are releasing RB Chris Rainey from the practice squad, I’m told. He has a history of domestic violence.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 18, 2014
Rainey was cut by the Steelers in ’13 after slapping his then girlfriend.