Bombers re-sign American receiver Rasheed Bailey

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The Winnipeg Blue Bombers have signed American receiver Rasheed Bailey on a one-year contract extension for the 2021 season.

The 27-year-old Bailey was scheduled to become a free agent in February.

The six-foot-one, 210-pound Bailey returns to the Bombers for a second season after originally signing with the team in 2019.

Bailey dressed for five regular season and three playoff games in 2019, starting seven. He made his CFL debut in Toronto on August 1 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 University, finishing with 165 receptions for 3,138 yards and 29 touchdowns for the Aggies. He ended his NCAA career as the school’s all-time leader in receiving yards and second in receiving touchdowns.

In 2015, Bailey signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted NFL free agent and has also spent time with the B.C. Lions, Jacksonville Jaguars, San Diego Chargers, Cleveland Browns and Carolina Panthers.