Devon Bailey

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Devon Bailey
No. 83     Saskatchewan Roughriders
Born: (1991-09-28) September 28, 1991 (age 27)
Mississauga, Ontario
Career information
Status 1-game injured list
CFL status National
Position(s) WR
Height 6 ft 5 in (196 cm)
Weight 200 lb (91 kg)
University St. Francis Xavier
High school Our Lady of Mount Carmel
CFL draft 2014 / Round: 1 / Pick: 6
Drafted by Edmonton Eskimos
Career history
As player
20142016 Edmonton Eskimos
2017 Montreal Alouettes*
2017–present Saskatchewan Roughriders
*Offseason and/or practice roster member only
Career highlights and awards
Career stats
  • Playing stats at

Devon Bailey (born September 28, 1991) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Saskatchewan Roughriders of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos with the sixth overall pick of the 2014 CFL Draft. He played CIS football at St. Francis Xavier University and attended Our Lady of Mount Carmel Secondary School in Mississauga, Ontario.

College career

Bailey played for the St. Francis Xavier X-Men from 2010 to 2013. He recorded 87 receptions for 1,160 yards and six touchdowns in his career.[1]

Professional career

Edmonton Eskimos

Bailey was drafted by the Edmonton Eskimos in the first round of the 2014 CFL Draft.[1] He was ranked No. 5 in the final CFL Scouting Bureau rankings in April 2014.[2] He signed with the Eskimos on May 31, 2014.[3] In his rookie season with the Eskimos, Bailey recorded 17 catches for a total of 219 yards.[4]

Bailey recorded his first CFL touchdown on August 21, 2015 against the Hamilton Tiger Cats.[4][5] The Eskimos won the 103rd Grey Cup against the Ottawa Redblacks on November 29, 2015.

In the 2016 CFL season, Bailey recorded two receptions for 83 yards and a touchdown.

Montreal Alouettes

On April 20, 2017, the Montreal Alouettes signed Bailey to a one-year contract worth an estimated $84,000.[6] He was released by the Alouettes on June 18, 2017.[7]

Saskatchewan Roughriders

On August 2, 2017, Bailey was signed by the Saskatchewan Roughriders.[8]


  1. ^ a b "ESKS SELECT WR DEVON BAILEY IN FIRST ROUND OF CFL DRAFT". May 13, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  2. ^ "Final Scouting Bureau Ranking". April 22, 2014. Archived from the original on 2014-04-24. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "ESKS SIGN 2014 DRAFT CLASS". May 31, 2014. Retrieved October 7, 2014.
  4. ^ a b "Devon Bailey". Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved March 6, 2015.
  5. ^ Jones, Shane (August 22, 2015). "Terrell Sinkfield catches two touchdowns as Tiger-Cats rout Eskimos". Archived from the original on September 10, 2015. Retrieved September 10, 2015.
  6. ^ "Alouettes sign free-agent receiver Devon Bailey". Montreal Gazette. 2017-04-20. Retrieved 2017-04-23.
  7. ^ "CFL TRANSACTIONS". Archived from the original on August 3, 2017. Retrieved August 3, 2017.
  8. ^ "Riders release former first overall pick Gaydosh, sign Bailey". CFL. Retrieved August 2, 2017.

External links

  • Edmonton Eskimos profile
  • St. Francis Xavier X-Men bio
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