Stedman Bailey is in critical but stable condition after being shot in a car Tuesday night, the City of Miami Gardens Police Department said Wednesday.
Bailey is a wide receiver for the St. Louis Rams.
A Rams source told ESPN's Nick Wagoner that the team believes Bailey's injuries are not life-threatening.
Police said the incident took place at 8:45 p.m. at a Miami Gardens residence and they are looking for a light-colored, four-door sedan, which is possibly a Buick Regal.
Earlier this month, the NFL suspended Bailey four games for violation of its policy on substance abuse.
Bailey, who was the Rams' 2013 third-round pick out of West Virginia, had been the team's third receiver for most of this season but was rarely involved in the offense.