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Former Bear Johnny Bailey Succumbs To Cancer

Johnny Lee Bailey died today (Friday) at the age of 43 after bravely battling pancreatic cancer. Bailey was drafted in the ninth round (228th overall) by the Chicago Bears in the 1990 NFL draft. He played for the team in 1990 and 1991, generally as a punt and kick returner.

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Bailey went on to play for the Phoenix Cardinals, Los Angeles Rams and St. Louis Rams. He appeared in the 1993 Pro Bowl as a Cardinal.

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(Sources: UPI, Pro-Football-Reference)