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Chargers claim WR Rasheed Bailey

Jul 29, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Rasheed Bailey (10) walks toward fans to sign autographs during training camp at Practice Fields at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
Jul 29, 2016; Jacksonville, FL, USA; Jacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Rasheed Bailey (10) walks toward fans to sign autographs during training camp at Practice Fields at EverBank Field. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports
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The Chargers have added another wide receiver to the mix after losing primary slot receiver Stevie Johnson for the season due to injury.

Even though the team has 10 other receivers on the roster, it didn’t stop them from adding one more, as they claimed former Jaguar Rasheed Bailey off waivers Thursday.

According to NFL.com, Bailey spent the first four weeks of the 2015 season on the Eagles practice squad before getting released. He then spent one week in the Canadian Football League (CFL) with the British Columbia Lions before getting picked up by the Jacksonville Jaguars, where he was a member of their practice squad for the rest of the season.

Jun 17, 2015; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Rasheed Bailey (18) makes a catch during minicamp at The NovaCare Complex. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

Ian Rapoport of NFL.com reported that the Chargers beat out the Eagles, Bailey’s former team, on the waiver wire. During his time in Philly, Bailey became a fan favorite for his work ethic and his play making abilities.

Despite going undrafted in 2015, it’s clear that Bailey has considerable talent that has some teams interested. He spent four years playing college football at D-3 Delaware Valley University, where he finished No. 1 all-time in receiving yards, No. 2 in receiving TDs and No. 3 in total receptions. During his senior season, he set single-season records in nearly every receiving category.

In a corresponding roster move, the Chargers have released injured wide receiver Rico Richardson.

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