Dion Bailey, who began the season as Seattle’s starting strong safety with Kam Chancellor holding out, has been claimed off of waivers by the New York Jets. The Jets made the news official Monday afternoon.
Seattle waived Bailey on Saturday to make room for Chancellor on the team’s 53-man active roster and undoubtedly hoped to get him back on the practice squad. But Bailey will instead now join the Jets.
Interestingly, to make room for Bailey, the Jets waived safety Ronald Martin, who was in training camp with the Seahawks before being released before the regular season.
Martin might now be a practice squad candidate for Seattle should he clear waivers.
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Bailey, a second-year player from USC, started for Seattle in the opener against the Rams and then was replaced in week two by DeShawn Shead.
Bailey had four tackles against the Rams.
Bailey later Tweeted a good bye to Seattle fans: