Bailey, who postponed his playing career after being shot twice in the head during a Nov. 24, 2015 incident, is pursuing an NFL comeback, Grant Taylor of The Huntington Herald-Dispatch reports. The wideout took part in Marshall University's pro day workout, which featured several scouts in attendance.
Bailey was in the midst of his third professional season with the Rams before his involvement in the nearly fatal incident, which kept him in critical condition in a medically induced coma for a spell. The wideout improved after being treated by doctors and was cleared to run routes on the field just five months later, but that wasn't enough to draw interest from teams after the Rams released him in June 2016. Now nearly two and a half years removed from the serious brain injury and with a metal plate now inserted into his skull to offer protection against the head trauma inherent in football, Bailey feels ready to get back on the field and show talent evaluators he still has something left in the tank. If the 27-year-old does end up signing with a team, expect any deal to contain very little guaranteed money.
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 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.
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 all but 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.
Bailey was held off the stat sheet on Sunday as the Rams defeated the 49ers 27-6.
Bailey has all but disappeared since the bye week, with one catch for eight yards in two games. He's had more than one catch in only three of six games and is not even getting looks his way lately.
Bailey caught his lone target for 8 yards in a 24-6 win against the Browns on Sunday.
Bailey had had a couple better games as of late, but that didn't carry over to Sunday. This was the third time in five games he's tallied one or less receptions, and Bailey's potential isn't enough to make him too much of a fantasy option right now.
Bailey caught three of his five targets for a team-high 73 receiving yards in Sunday's game against the Packers.
The third-year wideout registered a season-high in yardage and catches, but he was not heavily targeted, as the Rams employed a run-heavy approach for much of the game. Bailey has emerged as a factor in the St. Louis passing game, but his inconsistent usage really hampers his usability in fantasy terms. The Rams are on bye in Week 6 and will host the Browns the following week.
Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey caught a pair of passes for 30 yards and a touchdown in the victory over Arizona on Sunday.
The touchdown was only the second of hiss career, but it was a nice bounce-back after not even being targeted last week. Bailey has had a pair of decent games, combining for seven catches for 88 yards and a score in Weeks 1 and 4, but had one catch for zero yards in the other games. He just doesn't produce consistently enough to warrant Fantasy attention.
Several Rams contributed in their Week 16 loss to the Giants. Among them, wideout Chris Givens caught his only target for a 47-yard touchdown and receiver Stedman Bailey secured two of five targets for 22 yards.
Wideout Tavon Austin ran three times for 25 yards and had a 15-yard reception. Backup running back Benny Cunningham ran once for minus-1 yard and caught two passes for 19 yards. Tight end Cory Harkey made a 1-yard catch.
They'll all finish the season at Seattle.
Rams wideout Stedman Bailey led the team in receiving Week 15 against the Cardinals.
Bailey was really the only standout on the Rams' offense. He hauled in five passes for 74 yards. Bailey received eight targets, finishing second on the team in the category. A large portion of his yardage came on a 38 yard deep pass in the fourth quarter. Bailey also gained 13 rushing yards on one attempt.
Bailey will look for more Week 16 against the Giants.
What a letdown for Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey Week 14 at Washington. Shaun Hill has his biggest game yet at quarterback, and his supposed favorite target was barely even a part of it, getting just two balls thrown his way.
Of course, he caught both of them for 47 yards, so he wasn't a complete embarrassment. And nobody got more than five targets for the Rams. As productive as Bailey was in Weeks 12 and 13, he deserves a pass for this one in leagues where teams start three wide receivers.
For other major takeaways from Week 14, be sure to check out my latest post to the Fantasy Football Today blog.
Rams starting wideouts Stedman Bailey and Kenny Britt took a back seat Week 14 as the team needed only 22 passes to beat the lowly Redskins. Britt caught two of five targets for 52 yards, while Bailey hauled in both his targets for 47 yards.
They'll face the Cardinals on Thursday night.
Even though he has averaged 94.5 receiving yards with a touchdown the last two weeks, Rams wide receiver Stedman Bailey still isn't a favorite of Jamey Eisenberg and Dave Richard, who rank him outside their top 30 at wide receiver for Week 14. But I'm all about starting him at Washington.
For all the Redskins' struggles this season, they've fared well against the run, giving teams extra incentive to throw the ball against them. They've had a hard time containing wide receivers especially, giving up the fifth-most Fantasy points per game to them.
Since Brian Quick went down for the season, Bailey is the only Rams wide receiver to do anything worthwhile, so if anyone's going to take advantage of the matchup, it's him. His emergence has coincided with Shaun Hill's insertion at quarterback, which probably isn't a coincidence. Hill has been a successful backup in the league for years and is more capable of leading his team down the field than Austin Davis was.
Plus, if you've actually seen some of Bailey's catches, you'll recognize he's a special talent. They're not Odell Beckham good, but he's making it pretty easy for Hill to throw him the ball. I'd be starting him over players like Kelvin Benjamin, Anquan Boldin, Jordan Matthews, Torrey Smith, Mohamed Sanu, Jarvis Landry, Mike Wallace and Donte Moncrief this week.
Rams second-year wide receiver Stedman Bailey is starting to see his role in the offense grow, and he put up his second solid outing in a row in Week 13 against the Raiders.
Bailey was targeted six times in the game, actually down from nine the week before, but he put together the best game of his career anyways. He hauled in five of those passes for 100 yards, his first career 100-yard game.
Bailey now has 189 yards on 12 catches and a touchdown over the last two games, and appears to have cemented his role as one of the team's top wide receivers. Given his lack of a track record, Fantasy owners probably want to avoid relying on Bailey, but he should at least be worth an add in deeper PPR formats, given the rapport he has shown with Shaun Hill.
Rams second-year wideout Stedman Bailey caught five passes for 100 yards, all in the first quarter, of Sunday's blowout win over the Raiders. It was Bailey's first career 100-yard game and his second straight solid performance after he made seven grabs for 89 yards and a touchdown Week 12.
Bailey was targeted a team-high six times. St. Louis stopped throwing after getting up big.
Bailey, who has suddenly become the Rams' go-to receiver, visits the Redskins in Week 14.
The Rams "seem to have settled into a three-man rotation at wide receiver," reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch. The paper noted Kenny Britt played 59 snaps at San Diego, followed by Tavon Austin (50) and Stedman Bailey (43).
Chris Givens played just 14 snaps and was not targeted.
St. Louis hosts the Raiders on Sunday.
So who predicted Stedman Bailey would lead the Rams in receiving Week 12 at San Diego? Yeah, me neither. But despite entering the game with only eight catches all season, there he was catching seven balls for 89 yards and a touchdown.
It wasn't one of those fluky, flow-of-the-game-type performances either. The Rams only lost by three. Since the injury to Brian Quick in Week 8, no one had emerged as the go-to guy, and the recent change at quarterback only added the opportunity.
So perhaps we shouldn't be any more surprised by this performance than we were by Kenny Britt's four catches for 128 yards and a touchdown last week. Britt, by the way, had only two catches for 37 yards in this one, receiving six targets, which is exactly why you should sit back and see how this situation develops rather than commit big dollars to Bailey.
The opportunity is there for sure, but Rams aren't exactly built to have a prolific passing attack. And so far, no one has sustained anything from one week to the next. Even Quick had to do that before we bought into him in Fantasy.
Rams second-year wideout Stedman Bailey led the team with seven catches for 89 yards, both career highs, in Sunday's loss at San Diego. Bailey scored his first touchdown this season on a 7-yard grab with 2:04 left in the game.
Bailey tied for the team lead with nine targets. He'll play the Raiders in Week 13.