The Eagles fanbase has just about recovered from their infatuation with Paul Turner..and could be set to go through it all again. According to ESPN’s Adam Caplan, the Eagles are signing Rasheed Bailey to a futures deal.
— Adam Caplan (@caplannfl) January 4, 2017
That name may sound familiar..and that’s because it wasn’t long ago that Rasheed Bailey was competing for a roster spot in the City of Brotherly Love. Prior to being waived by the Jags earlier this year, the 6’1, 209 pounds, wideout was on the Eagles 90-man roster in 2015 and rapidly became a fan favorite. Racking up 100 receiving yards and a touchdown on ten receptions during the preseason, Bailey was considered a dark horse to force his way onto the final 53, but unfortunately he was denied.
Most recently, Bailey found himself on the Chargers but was waived in September. Prior to being signed by San Diego however, the Eagles actually out in a claim for the former Dellaware Valley wideout..but were unsuccessful in their bid. Everything happens for a reason however and Bailey will once again find himself competing for a roster spot..only this time the position is far less crowded, for now.
Bailey is now on the same roster as the man who next put on the “preseason hero” cape, Paul Turner. Having one Training camp superstar is exciting enough, but two…at the same position? This could be a sign of an exciting offseason for the Philadelphia Eagles, who are ready to build a solid foundation around Carson Wentz, providing him with plenty of weapons.