Bailey suffered a pair of gunshot wounds to the head last November, underwent surgery soon after, and has been working relentlessly to return to the field since. Unfortunately, his release from the team suggests the Rams don't believe his playing career can continue much longer, if at all. Should he clear waivers, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported that Bailey is expected to rejoin the team in a non-playing role.
Stedman Bailey (head), who finished the 2015 season on the Rams' reserve/non-football injury list, posted a video of himself on Tuesday running routes, ESPN.com reports.
While it is encouraging to see Bailey, who was shot twice in the head on Nov. 24, progress to the point that he is able to run routes, the 25-year-old's football future remains uncertain. With that in mind, coach Jeff Fisher noted last month that Bailey "is currently in the evaluation process, seeking numerous opinions from neurologists and the like...just to see if he can not only play but continue with a rigorous physical rehab program that will put him in position to play."
Bailey is likely out for the season after he was shot in the head in Miami on Nov. 24, but the
Stedman Bailey (head) is slowly making progress but is still in intensive care after being shot in the head Nov. 24, Joe Lyons of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports.
It looks like Bailey is at least out of the woods, although it took six hours of surgery and a medically induced coma. It's going to be a long recovery for Bailey, and his career is certainly in jeopardy after such a scary event.
Stedman Bailey has been suspended four games for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse.
With Bailey -- who has recorded 12 catches for 182 yards and a touchdown in eight game to date -- set to miss time, it's now understandable that the St. Louis Rams are expected to work out wideouts Hakeem Nicks, Wes Welker and Vincent Brown, per ESPN's Adam Caplan.
|P3||8/27/16||@ DEN||9:00 pm|
|P4||9/1/16||@ MIN||8:00 pm|
|1||9/12/16||@ SF||10:20 pm|
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|6||10/16/16||@ DET||1:00 pm|
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