Philadelphia Eagles waive local WR Rasheed Bailey
The Philadelphia Eagles are still in the process of creating space on their roster to sign undrafted free agents, and a local fan favorite fell victim to the Birds’ maneuvering.
The team announced Wednesday it waived wide receiver Rasheed Bailey, a Philadelphia native who played college ball at nearby Delaware Valley. Bailey emerged as a preseason standout for the Birdsin 2015 after signing with the team as an undrafted rookie but failed to make the team after his string of impressive exhibitions.
He’s spent time with the Jaguars and Chargers since but has yet to make a 53-man NFL roster.
With Bailey out of the mix, the Eagles’ roster has 79 players, including their eight draft picks. That leaves the team with 11 open spots to use on undrafted free agents, and the Eagles will announce those additions sometime before rookie minicamp opens in earnest Friday.
Bailey, 23, will likely aim to find a new NFL team, as he continues to pursue an NFL career. A graduate of Roxborough High School, Bailey racked up a school record 3,138 receiving yards during his time at Delaware Valley.
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