Rasheed Bailey

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Rasheed Bailey
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Bailey with the Blue Bombers in 2022
No. 88 – Winnipeg Blue Bombers
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1993-07-29) July 29, 1993 (age 29)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Roxborough
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
College:Delaware Valley
Undrafted:2015
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
CFL status:American
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

Rasheed Bailey (born July 29, 1993) is a professional gridiron football wide receiver for the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football at Delaware Valley. He has been a member of the Philadelphia Eagles, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers and Cleveland Browns of the National Football League (NFL) and the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL), although he was never active for a regular-season game.

College career[edit]

Bailey finished his four-year career at Delaware Valley University as the school's all-time leader in receiving yards (3,138) and ranked second and third in receiving touchdowns (29) and receptions (165), respectively. As a senior in 2014, capped his career by setting single-season school records in all major receiving categories with 80 catches for 1,707 yards and 19 touchdowns. Led all of Division III in receiving yardage, yards per game (155.2) and receiving TDs. Bailey was also college teammates with current Spokane Empire quarterback Aaron Wilmer[1]

Professional career[edit]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After going undrafted during the 2015 NFL Draft, Bailey signed as an undrafted free agent with the Philadelphia Eagles. Bailey was cut by the Eagles on September 4, 2015[1]

BC Lions[edit]

On October 6, 2015, Bailey was signed to the BC Lions practice roster, but was subsequently removed and signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

On October 20, 2015, Bailey signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He was released on August 17, 2016.

Bailey with the Cleveland Browns in 2017.

San Diego Chargers[edit]

On August 18, 2016, Bailey was claimed off waivers after being released by the Jaguars.[2] On September 3, 2016, he was waived/injured by the Chargers.[3] On September 9, he was released from injured reserve.

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On January 4, 2017, Bailey signed a reserve/future contract with the Eagles.[4] He was waived by the Eagles on May 10, 2017.[5]

Cleveland Browns[edit]

On August 5, 2017, Bailey signed with the Cleveland Browns.[6] He was waived on September 1, 2017, during roster cutdowns.[7]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

On December 12, 2017, Bailey was signed to the Carolina Panthers' practice squad.[8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Panthers on January 8, 2018.[9] On August 31, 2018, Bailey was released as part of final roster cuts.[10]

Winnipeg Blue Bombers[edit]

Bailey joined the Winnipeg Blue Bombers in 2019, his first season in the Canadian Football League. He finished the year with 19 receptions for 206 yards. Bailey also helped the team as they fought their way into the 2019 Grey Cup, winning both playoff games on the road. He had two receptions for 15 yards as the club won their first Grey Cup in 30 years. Bailey signed a one-year contract extension with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers on January 14, 2021.[11] During the 2021 season he had an increasing role in the Bombers' offence, helping the team lead the CFL on the offensive side of the ball. He had 52 catches for 629 yards both placed in the CFL's top 14, and had 5 touchdown passes as well. Bailey also picked up 58 yards on seven rushes.

Bailey was asked about joining the Blue Bombers by media from his hometown Philadelphia in 2021 and he replied of playing for the team that "You think about Winnipeg and you say, ‘Where is Winnipeg?’ or some people might ask ‘What is the CFL?’ But the moment I got here, I knew this is a football town. The crowd, the bells that ring, the horn, the cannon that goes off when we score touchdowns ... everything about it is just special."[12] Bailey continued to play a key role on the Bombers in his sophomore season, helping the team to their second consecutive Grey Cup. There the Blue Bombers played against the hometown Hamilton Tiger-Cats again in a rematch. Bailey had a critical catch for 34 yards and caught the two-point conversation of the touchdown in overtime as the Blue Bombers won the 108th Grey Cup by a score of 33-25.[13] He finished the game with three catches for 60 yards.

Statistics[edit]

Receiving   Regular season   Playoffs
Year Team Games Rec Yards Avg Long TD Games Rec Yards Avg Long TD
2019 WPG 5 19 206 10.8 36 0 3 4 26 6.5 11 0
2020 WPG Season cancelled Season cancelled
2021 WPG 14 52 629 12.1 50 5 2 6 116 19.3 34 1
2022 WPG 18 63 729 11.6 36 9
CFL totals 37 134 1,564 11.7 50 14 5 10 142 14.2 34 1

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "18 WR Rasheed Bailey" (PDF). Philadelphia Eagles Football. Retrieved July 12, 2015.
  2. ^ "Chargers Claim WR Rasheed Bailey Off Waivers". Chargers.com. August 18, 2016. Archived from the original on October 23, 2016.
  3. ^ Henne, Ricky (September 3, 2016). "Chargers Cut Down Roster to 53". Chargers.com. Archived from the original on September 3, 2017.
  4. ^ Hermann, Adam (January 4, 2017). "The Eagles signed WR Rasheed Bailey to a reserve/future contract". BleedingGreenNation.com.
  5. ^ McPherson, Chris (May 10, 2017). "Eagles Waive WR Rasheed Bailey". PhiladelphiaEagles.com. Archived from the original on March 19, 2018.
  6. ^ "Browns sign WR Rasheed Bailey, TE Nate Iese". ClevelandBrowns.com. August 5, 2017. Archived from the original on August 15, 2017.
  7. ^ "Browns reduce roster to 65". ClevelandBrowns.com. September 1, 2017. Archived from the original on March 13, 2018.
  8. ^ "Panthers Release K Roberto Aguayo & RB Jalen Simmons, Sign Two". December 12, 2017.
  9. ^ Strickland, Bryan (January 8, 2018). "Notes: Jonathan Stewart among vets vested in returning". Panthers.com.
  10. ^ Henson, Max (August 31, 2018). "Panthers announce first wave of cuts". Panthers.com.
  11. ^ "Blue Bombers agree to terms with receiver Rasheed Bailey". BlueBombers.com. January 14, 2021. Retrieved February 22, 2021.
  12. ^ Leypoldt, Don (December 2, 2021). "Rasheed Bailey finally thriving for Canadian Football League's Winnipeg Blue Bombers". Bucks County Herald.
  13. ^ Dan Ralph (December 12, 2021). "Blue Bombers defeat Tiger-Cats 33-25 in OT to repeat as Grey Cup champions". CBC Sports.

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