January 6, 2016

DelVal Football: Rasheed Bailey Signs Reserve Future Contract with NFL's Jacksonville Jaguars

DOYLESTOWN (PA) -- Delaware Valley University standout wide receiver and 2015 graduate Rasheed Bailey was one of nine players signed to reserve/future contracts by the National Football League’s (NFL) Jacksonville Jaguars and is now part of the team’s 90-man offseason roster.

Bailey has been part of the Jacksonville organization since October 20 when he was signed to its practice squad. In his first week with the Jaguars, he flew with the team to London, England for their game against the Buffalo Bills.

Bailey was invited to preseason camp with his hometown Philadelphia Eagles and he shined in the summer, catching 10 passes for 100 yards, including a touchdown reception from quarterback Tim Tebow in the team's final preseason game against the New York Jets. He made it all the way to the end of camp, but was cut prior to the beginning of the regular season. Bailey then spent two weeks on the practice squad with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League (CFL) before signing with Jacksonville.

One of the top players in Delaware Valley 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).