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Dion Bailey Signed to Seattle Seahawks Practice Squad

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The USCHawks connection continues with Dion Bailey.

Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Former USC safety/linebacker Dion Bailey was signed by the Seattle Seahawks to their practice squad, the team announced yesterday.

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.