The San Diego Chargers made a switch at wide receiver on Thursday, claiming Rasheed Bailey off waivers from the Jacksonville Jaguars and waiving-injured Rico Richardson.
A 6-1, 209-pound product out of Delaware Valley, Bailey initially signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2015. Waived at the end of the preseason, he spent the final 11 weeks last season on the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He was waived by the Jaguars on Wednesday when the team added an offensive lineman.
Bailey set a school record at Delaware Valley with 3,138 receiving yards over four seasons. He is also tied for the second most receiving TDs (29) and ranks third in receptions (165). The wideout was named the Middle Atlantic Conference Offensive Player of the Year as a senior in 2014, and led all of Division III with 1,707 receiving yards, 19 touchdown catches and 155.2 receiving yards per game. He set single-season school records in total receiving yards, TDs and receptions (80).
Richardson signed with the Chargers on August 8, and did not appear in the preseason opener after suffering an injury in practice.