Eagles Tried to Bring Rasheed Bailey Back
PHILADELPHIA (973espn.com) - How concerned are the Eagles about their issues at wide receiver?
Even after trading for Dorial Green-Beckham, the Eagles put in a waiver claim on former Jacksonville receiver Rasheed Bailey but the Delaware Valley product was awarded to the San Diego Chargers, who are ahead of Philadelphia on the waiver wire pecking order.
The Eagles are very familiar with Bailey after he spent the 2015 preseason with the organization and became a top contender for the fictitious Mr. NovaCare award before ultimately falling short of making the 53-man roster.
The Eagles top receivers are Jordan Matthews, who remains out with a knee injury suffered in training camp earlier this month, as well as Nelson Agholor, Josh Huff, Chris Givens, Rueben Randle, Paul Turner and DGB,
None have impressed all that much save the rookie Turner but his lack of measurables will keep him on the bubble presumably with the veterans, Givens and Randle.
Agholor’s pedigree as the team’s 2015 first-round pick will keep him safe as will Huff’s acumen as a kick returner.
Meanwhile, this is also a big week for Matthews because the Eagles want their only proven commodity back on the field for the all-important dress rehearsal game against Indianapolis on Thursday.
-John McMullen covers the Eagles and the NFL for 973espn.com. You can reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org or on Twitter @JFMcMullen