So thankful God gave me the strength to fully heal & the opportunity to continue chasing this life long dream!! #GoHawks— Dion Bailey (@dbailey_18) November 4, 2014
Bailey previously was in preseason training camp with the Seahawks, but Pete Carroll waived his former USC player on August 5 after he injured his ankle.
Bailey, like George Uko, who was released from Tampa Bay's practice squad, is another of a handful of players over the past couple years that could have stayed at USC but chose to enter the NFL Draft. Dion Bailey left after his redshirt junior season in 2013 and went undrafted in the 2014 NFL Draft.
Bailey signed with the Seahawks as an undrafted free agent, but was waived after suffering a severe ankle sprain in a mock game three days earlier. After clearing waivers, Bailey was added to Seattle's Injured Reserve list.
Dion Bailey finished with 221 tackles in his three USC seasons, including 16.5 tackles for loss. He also recorded 3.5 sacks, forced three fumbles and collected 11 interceptions, including a team-high five in 2013.