The New York Jets have signed WR Manasseh Bailey to a reserve/future deal.
Bailey (6-1, 195), signed with the Eagles in May 2020 as an undrafted free agent out of Morgan State, was cut at the end of training camp and spent time with the Chargers’ practice squad in the 2020 season.
He had 996 receiving yards in the 2019 season. His 10 TDs ranked third in the Mid-Eastern Atlantic Conference and his No. 4 with 54 catches. Bailey, who converted from LB to WR his sophomore season in 2017, had 73 receptions, 1,369 yards and 14 TDs in 22 games for the Bears. He ran the 40-yard dash in 4.39 seconds.
Manasseh Bailey is the second HBCU wide receiver to get a futures deal. Former Alcorn State star Chris Blair signed a futures deal with the Green Bay Packers last week.
Teams can sign players to futures contracts as soon as the previous regular season is over, but the contract won’t count against the salary cap or 53-man limit. It counts against the salary cap and 90-man camp limit of the following season.