New York Jets: Team acquires Dion Bailey off waivers
The New York Jets did some more roster shuffling this week, claiming safety Dion Bailey off of waivers from the Seattle Seahawks.
We have acquired S Dion Bailey on waivers from SEA and waived S Ronald Martin– http://t.co/bzuIcjmkpX pic.twitter.com/YGuwY9dU28
— New York Jets (@nyjets) September 28, 2015
In the waiver claim they released the other safety they got from Seattle, Ronald Martin. NewYorkJets.com were the first to report this:
Bailey (6’0″, 201) signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent out of Southern California following the 2014 NFL Draft. After not playing last season, he played in the Seahawks’ first two games, starting in the season opener at St. Louis, playing 58 snaps on defense and making four tackles. Martin was also acquired off waivers from the Seahawks on Sept. 6. He played in all three Jets games this season exclusively on special teams, 34 plays in all.
So, are the Seahawks ready to talk to Kam Chancellor now? http://t.co/D7r9gKU0BX pic.twitter.com/eOkbNQFNRZ — SB Nation NFL (@SBNationNFL) September 13, 2015
Bailey is most famous for this play in the Seahawks Week 1 opener vs the St. Louis Rams in which he fell and gave up the game-tying touchdown to Lance Kendricks; the Rams would go on to win that game. Bailey was ‘forced’ into action with Kam Chancellor holding out with contract negotiations issues, after Chancellor returned Bailey became expendable.
The Jets wanted to make sure they continue to hopefully find some hidden gems by working the waiver wire. Perhaps on a new team, Bailey can be a key contributor on special teams or at the very least be depth at safety.
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