The Philadelphia Eagles put in a waiver claim for former Eagle WR Rasheed Bailey, who was cut by the Jacksonville Jaguars yesterday, per NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, but lost out to the San Diego Chargers.
Eagle fans may remember Bailey, who is from Philadelphia, after a solid 2015 preseason where he caught 10 passes for 100 yards and a touchdown, but didn't catch on with the team, being among the final cuts. Bailey signed with the BC Lions practice squad in early October, then to the Jaguars practice squad in late October, where he remained until being waived yesterday.
This attempted roster move is notable because it is at least the third time that the Eagles have tried to upgrade their paltry group of wide receivers this summer. In late July they attempted to sign Anquan Boldin, who ultimately signed with the Detroit Lions. Then on Tuesday they acquired Dorial Green-Beckham from the Titans in a trade for Dennis Kelly.
As Rapoport says, expect the Eagles to pick up another wide receiver before the end of camp. The first round of roster cuts, from 90 to 75 players, are on Tuesday, August 30th.