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Sterling Bailey
Free agent
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1992-09-13) September 13, 1992 (age 28)
Gainesville, Georgia
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:296 lb (134 kg)
Career information
High school:Gainesville (GA) East Hall
Career history
* Indianapolis Colts ( 2016)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
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Sterling Eugene Bailey (born September 13, 1992) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at Georgia. Bailey was signed by the Indianapolis Colts as an undrafted free agent in 2016. He has also been a member of the Seattle Seahawks, Minnesota Vikings, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Carolina Panthers, and Arizona Cardinals.

Professional career

Indianapolis Colts

After going undrafted in the 2016 NFL Draft, Bailey signed with the Indianapolis Colts on May 2, 2016.[1] On September 3, 2016, he was waived by the Colts during final team cuts.[2] Bailey was signed to the Colts' practice squad the following day.[3] On September 26, 2016, he was released from the Colts' practice squad.[4]

Seattle Seahawks

On October 4, 2016, Bailey was signed to the Seattle Seahawks' practice squad. He was released from the Seahawks' practice squad on October 18, 2016.

Minnesota Vikings

Bailey was signed to the Minnesota Vikings' practice squad on October 25, 2016.[5] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Vikings on January 2, 2017.[6] On May 4, 2017, he was waived by the Vikings.[7]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers

On May 31, 2017, Bailey was signed by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[8] He was waived on September 2, 2017 and was signed to the Buccaneers' practice squad the next day.[9][10] He was released on September 14, 2017.[11] He was re-signed on December 5, 2017.[12]

Carolina Panthers

On August 7, 2018, Bailey signed with the Carolina Panthers.[13] He was waived on August 31, 2018.[14]

Arizona Cardinals

On July 20, 2019, Bailey was signed by the Arizona Cardinals.[15] He was released on August 31, 2019.[16]


  1. "Indianapolis Colts agree to terms with 21 undrafted free agents". May 2, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  2. "Indianapolis Colts make roster moves". September 3, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  3. "Indianapolis Colts sign nine players to practice squad". September 4, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  4. "Indianapolis Colts make practice squad move". September 26, 2016. Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  5. Peters, Craig (October 25, 2016). "Vikings announce 6 practice squad moves". Retrieved November 11, 2016.
  6. Peters, Craig (January 2, 2017). "Vikings Sign 9 Practice Squad Players to Futures Contracts".
  7. Gates, Christopher (May 4, 2017). "Minnesota Vikings Release Three Players".
  8. Smith, Scott (May 31, 2017). "Buccaneers Sign Ends Bailey, Barnes".
  9. Smith, Scott (September 2, 2017). "Wide Variety of Moves Gets Bucs to 53".
  10. Smith, Scott (September 3, 2017). "Bucs Stay Home for Practice Squad".
  11. Smith, Scott (September 14, 2017). "Channing Ward Returns to Practice Squad".
  12. "Buccaneers Sign DE Sterling Bailey To Practice Squad". December 5, 2017.
  13. "Panthers roster moves: DT Ashaad Mabry waived; DE Sterling Bailey signed". August 7, 2018.
  14. Henson, Max (August 31, 2018). "Panthers announce first wave of cuts".
  15. Urban, Darren (July 20, 2019). "Charles Clay, Robert Nkemdiche Among 6 Cardinals Put On PUP".
  16. Odegard, Kyle (August 31, 2019). "After Cuts, Cardinals Arrive At Initial Roster".

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