Former Georgia DL signs with Arizona Cardinals
For three years, former Georgia defensive lineman Sterling Bailey has bounced around the NFL, getting practice squad offers only to be cut and land back in the free-agent pool. But he hasn’t given up on his hopes of playing in the NFL and is getting another opportunity.
The Arizona Cardinals announced the signing of Bailey on Saturday. Based on the report from the team’s official website, it appears to be a camp invite for Bailey. Teams can invite up to 90 players to training camp. Bailey will obviously be working to earn a 53-man roster spot.
After playing at UGA from 2012-15, Bailey went undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft. He signed with the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent, but was waived during final cuts. He landed with the Seattle Seahawks later that year on the practice squad, but was released after only two weeks. Bailey’s next stop was with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. From May-December 2017, he experienced signing with the team (May 31, 2017), being released (Sept. 2), signing with the practice squad (Sept. 3), being released again (Sept. 14) and re-signing (Dec. 5). He signed with Carolina Panthers on Aug. 7, 2018, and was waived during roster cuts (Aug. 31).
.@AZCardinals make a handful of pre-camp moves, among them putting TE Charles Clay, LB Brooks Reed and DL Robert Nkemdiche on PUP, cutting T Will Holden and signing DL Sterling Bailey.https://t.co/uxufsViZuZ
— Darren Urban (@Cardschatter) July 20, 2019