Bailey (head) has been waived by the Rams with a non-football injury designation, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports. 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 NFL career can continue much longer. Should he clear waivers, NFL Network's Steve Wyche reported that Bailey is expected to rejoin the team in a non-playing role.
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 (head) was reinstated from the suspended list Monday, Howard Balzer of reports. Bailey is likely out for the season after he was shot in the head In Miami on Nov. 24, but the Rams have been granted a roster exemption while they determine the next course of action. More than likely, he'll land on the reserve/NFI list, which would officially ensure that he doesn't play again in 2015.
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.
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 Rams are expected to work out wideouts Hakeem Nicks, Wes Welker and Vincent Brown, per ESPN's Adam Caplan.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|9||11/05||@New York Giants||6||15.67|
|12||11/26||New Orleans Saints||23||23.00|
|17||12/31||San Francisco 49ers||22||21.33|
|3 Year Avg||23||14||206||1||8||14.71||26|