January 14, 2021

Bombers come to terms with Rasheed Bailey

Johany Jutras/CFL.ca

WINNIPEG — The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have agreed to terms with American receiver Rasheed Bailey on a one-year contract extension, the team announced on Thursday. Bailey was scheduled to become a free agent in February.

Bailey (6-1, 210, Delaware Valley University; born: July 29, 1993 in Philadelphia, PA) returns to the Bombers for a second season after originally signing with the club in 2019.

Bailey dressed for five regular season and three playoff games in 2019, starting seven. He made his Canadian Football League debut in Toronto on August 1st and earned his first start in the Banjo Bowl, pulling in five passes for 33 yards in the victory. He then started the final regular season game and each of the playoff contests, including the 2019 Grey Cup. Bailey finished the regular season with 19 receptions for 206 yards, adding four receptions for 26 yards in the playoffs.

Bailey was a star in his four seasons at Delaware Valley, finishing with 165 receptions for 3,138 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Aggies. He ended his college career as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns. In 2015, he signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent and has also spent time with the BC Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.

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