Alouettes sign free-agent receiver Devon Bailey

Alouettes sign free-agent receiver Devon Bailey
Alouettes sign free-agent receiver Devon Bailey

Published on: April 20, 2017 | Last Updated: April 20, 2017 12:23 PM EDT

Edmonton Eskimos' Devon Bailey stiff-arms Montreal Alouettes' Mitchell White during Canadian Football League game in Montreal on Aug. 13, 2015.

Edmonton Eskimos' Devon Bailey stiff-arms Montreal Alouettes' Mitchell White during Canadian Football League game in Montreal on Aug. 13, 2015. John Mahoney / Montreal Gazette

With training camp barely more than a month away, first-year Alouettes general manager Kavis Reed continues tinkering with his roster.

The latest addition is Devon Bailey, a free-agent Canadian wide receiver who has signed a one-year contract with the Als, the Montreal Gazette has learned.

The 6-foot-5, 202-pound Bailey was selected in the first round (sixth overall) by the Edmonton Eskimos in 2014 after playing at St. Francis-Xavier University.

In three seasons with the Esks, the 25-year-old caught 33 passes for 469 yards and two touchdowns in 39 games. But Bailey also has been plagued by injuries and appeared slow to recover from his various maladies.

Bailey, a free agent since February, had been negotiating with Edmonton and Montreal. But when the Esks recently fired general manager Ed Hervey, the West Division team fell out of contention for his services.

Bailey is expected to earn a base salary of $84,000 from the Als and could receive a bonus based on playing time.

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