Saturday night’s CFL action saw the Saskatchewan Roughriders facing the B.C. Lions, and Riders’ receiver Devon Bailey came up with just an incredible catch. Early in the third quarter, Bailey was double-covered on a route, but Saskatchewan quarterback Zach Collaros chucked it up for him anyway. And Bailey made an amazing catch, using the body of trailing defender Winston Rose to help bring it in:
— CFL on TSN (@CFLonTSN) August 26, 2018
That’s an outstanding play by Bailey, not only making sure the defenders couldn’t intercept that ball, but bringing it in under pressure and even using Rose’s body to help corral it. It’s also impressive how he was able to hang onto the ball as he fell to the ground.
The 6’5”, 200-pound Bailey was a first-round CFL draft pick (sixth overall) in 2014 by the Edmonton Eskimos, out of Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University. But he battled some injuries while in Edmonton and never recorded more than 219 receiving yards in three seasons from 2014-16, then signed a one-year deal with Montreal but was cut in training camp. He signed with Saskatchewan last August, though, and showed some potential, picking up 80 yards and two touchdowns on six catches in five games. This year, he only had five catches for 39 yards heading into this one, but catches like that should get some more balls thrown his direction. At the very least, Bailey managed to pick up a pretty incredible addition to his highlight reel here.
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