Saturday, January 28, 2017

MAC News - DelVal Football's Rasheed Bailey Signs Contract with the Philadelphia Eagles

Photo Courtesy of Delaware Valley University Sports Information
DOYLESTOWN (PA) -- Delaware Valley University All-American wide receiver and 2015 graduate Rasheed Bailey is back with his hometown National Football League (NFL) team as he signed a reserve/future contract with the Philadelphia Eagles on Wednesday.

Bailey originally signed with the Eagles as a rookie free agent in 2015 and shined that preseason, catching 10 passes for 100 yards. One of those receptions was a touchdown from Tim Tebow in the team's final preseason game against the New York Jets. However, he was released just prior to the start of the regular season.

Bailey then went onto spend two weeks on the practice squad with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) before joining the practice squad of the NFL’s Jacksonville Jaguars for the rest of the 2015 campaign. He signed a reserve/future contract with the Jaguars in 2016 and played in one preseason game before being released. Bailey then signed with the San Diego Chargers and had two receptions for 37 yards in a pair of preseason games. He suffered an ankle injury in the final preseason contest and was waived with an injury settlement.

One of the top players in DelVal football history, Bailey finished his four years with the Aggies with 165 catches (third in school history) for a school-record 3,138 yards and 29 touchdowns (second). In 2014 alone when he was on three separate All-America Teams, Bailey hauled in 80 passes for 1,707 yards and 19 touchdowns – all school records. The yardage and touchdown totals, as well as his average of 155.2 yards per game, led all of Division III. Bailey set or tied single-game Aggie marks during the year for receptions (11), yards (252) and touchdowns (4 – twice).