Champ Bailey RUMORS & NEWS

  • Champ Bailey hopes Wes Welker 'hangs it up and not strap it up again'

    ESPN "While veteran wide receiver Wes Welker wants to continue playing in the NFL despite suffering three concussions in nine months, former teammate Champ Bailey hopes that doesn't happen. "I don't want Wes to play for my own personal reasons. I've seen him get concussions. It scares me," Bailey..." July 24

  • Champ Bailey calls it a career

    Pro Football Talk "Champ Bailey is ready to hang up his cleats. Bailey, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback for Washington and Denver, has decided to retire, his agent has told multiple reporters. That decision was probably based on the reality that there isn’t much interest in the 36-year-old Bailey, who was cut..." October 28

  • Could Champ Bailey get cut by the Saints? "Champ Bailey was talked up as a big free agent acquisition in New Orleans out of respect for his 12 Pro Bowl appearances. There hasn't been much talk about whether this version of Bailey can truly be an asset on the field. Greg Bedard of writes that Bailey won't help the Saints as..." July 29

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    Mike Triplett @MikeTriplett

    #Saints have agreed to 2-year deal with CB Champ Bailey, per source.

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    Adam Schefter @AdamSchefter

    Former Broncos CB Champ Bailey is visiting New Orleans, per source, and plans to take at least another trip depending ontalks with Saints.

  • Champ Bailey released by Denver Broncos "Champ Bailey's Hall of Fame career will not continue in Denver. The 12-time Pro Bowl pick is being released by the Denver Broncos, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, per a team source. The news was first reported by CBS Sports' Jason La Canfora. Bailey met with the Broncos face to face..." March 07

  • Agent on Champ Bailey: Unfortunate he played hurt in 2013

    Denver Post "Jack Reale, long-time agent for Champ Bailey, believes in his client’s ability to continue playing at Pro Bowl-caliber level. It was the foot injury, not age, that began a series of events leading to the Broncos impending release of the cornerback Bailey. Broncos general manager John Elway and..." March 06

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    D. Orlando Ledbetter @AJCFalcons

    Denver CB Champ Bailey said he plans to keep playing. He won't rule out a move to safety. #UGA

  • Champ Bailey addresses Broncos before Super Bowl

    Pro Football Talk "The Broncos have a chance to do something special on Sunday and that message was driven home by a member of the team who knows how rarely chances at a Super Bowl can come along. Cornerback Champ Bailey is playing in his first Super Bowl after 15 seasons in the NFL, something that was a frequent..." February 02

  • Champ Bailey calls Percy Harvin “a dangerous man”

    Pro Football Talk "Seahawks wide receiver Percy Harvin only touched the ball twice in the regular season and four times in the postseason, but he’s still a big part of the Broncos’ defensive game plan. Denver cornerback Champ Bailey says the Broncos have to be ready for Harvin being a huge threat with the ball in..." January 26

  • Champ Bailey back to do whatever it takes in AFC Championship Game

    USA Today "Champ Bailey has seen hundreds of teammates signed and cut, and two head coaches fired in the eight long years since he was last in this situation. Eight years since the Broncos played in the AFC Championship Game, eight years since the Broncos lost to the Pittsburgh Steelers, eight years since..." January 18

  • Champ Bailey to play in reserve role

    Denver Post "A new strategy will be employed with the return of Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey today against the Houston Texans. If all goes as planned, Bailey will only play in sub packages — the nickel and dime. Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will start as corners in the base defense...." December 22

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Champ officially out

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Jack Del Rio said he expects CB Champ Bailey (foot) and TE Julius Thomas (knee) to play this week against Kansas City.

  • Champ Bailey making progress, but may not play tonight

    Pro Football Talk "Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey may not play tonight against the Patriots, as he continues to recover from a foot injury. “I got a good week of practice in, feel pretty confident about going forward,” Bailey said. “I just need to make sure I’m all the way there, mentally and physically.” But..." November 24

  • Broncos sit out Champ Bailey, Duke Ihenacho and Wes Welker at practice

    Denver Post "The Broncos looked far healthier Wednesday, even if the numbers don't quite show it. Three players missed practice: cornerback Champ Bailey, safety Duke Ihenacho and receiver Wes Welker. However, Welker and Ihenacho both had their helmets with them and reported to their positional..." November 07

  • Broncos' Champ Bailey likely to play Sunday; Ayers, Woodyard doubtful

    Denver Post "All signs are pointing toward Champ Bailey's return on Sunday against the Jacksonville Jaguars. After missing the first five games of the season with a sprained foot the cornerback is listed as probable on the Broncos' injury report. "We're excited to have Champ back" coach John Fox said. "He's..." October 12

  • Bailey still not 100 percent going into Cowboys game

    Denver Post "The Broncos' injury report Friday comprised mostly players who practiced in full and are designated as probable for Sunday's game. The only two players limited in practice were cornerback Champ Bailey (foot) and linebacker Paris Lenon (thigh). Bailey spoke to the media Thursday and remained..." October 05

  • Champ Bailey limited at Broncos practice, questionable for Eagles game

    Denver Post "Cornerback Champ Bailey remained limited at Friday's Broncos practice leaving his status for Sunday's game against the Philadelphia Eagles uncertain. He's officially listed as questionable just as he was against the Raiders and John Fox said that no final decision will be made until..." September 27

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    ProSportsDaily @PSDnews

    According to ESPN no Champ Bailey for the #Broncos tonight on #MNF

  • Broncos' Champ Bailey limited at practice for Raiders

    Denver Post "Cornerback Champ Bailey who's missed the first two games of 2013 with a foot injury was limited during the Broncos' Friday practice. He spent much of the early minutes of practice with his helmet in hand observing the defense. "He's day-to-day" coach John Fox said. "We're evaluating. When we..." September 21

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    Lindsay Jones @bylindsayhjones

    Champ Bailey back at practice. In full pads.

  • Champ Bailey still hasn’t practiced

    Pro Football Talk "Last Thursday as the Broncos prepared to face the Ravens without cornerback Champ Bailey executive V.P. of football operations John Elway told Liam McHugh and some other guy on a special edition of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk that Bailey would be likely to play in Week Two. Bailey may play but..." September 13

  • Champ Bailey ruled out for Denver Broncos in Week 2 "The Denver Broncos' defense passed its first test versus a depleted Baltimore Ravens aerial attack in the NFL opener. The secondary remains without its most accomplished player in a tougher matchup this week. Coach John Fox already has ruled out cornerback Champ Bailey for Sunday's game versus..." September 13

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    Mike Klis @MikeKlis

    Not practicing - champ (foot) Dreessen (knee) Woodyard (ankle)

  • Broncos CB Champ Bailey out for Thursday's opener

    CBS Sports "Suspended linebacker Von Miller won't be the only defensive starter missing when the Broncos kick off their regular season on Thursday against the Ravens. Cornerback Champ Bailey has also been ruled out. Bailey hasn't practiced since injuring his foot on Aug. 17 against the Seahawks in the..." September 05

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    Ed Werder @Edwerderespn

    Sources tell me Denver CB Champ Bailey becoming pessimistic about his chances of playing Ravens because of sprained foot.

  • Champ Bailey back at Broncos practice in limited role

    Denver Post "Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey was back at practice Tuesday morning two days before the season opener against the Baltimore Ravens but he was limited at the start. In the period open to media the All-Pro cornerback did little more than stand around while other defensive backs went through..." September 03

  • Champ Bailey returns to practice Sunday but sits Monday

    CBS Sports "While we've discussed at length what the loss of Elvis Dumervil (stupid fax machines!) and Von Miller (a six-game suspension) means for the Denver defense the fact that cornerback Champ Bailey hasn't been practicing has been a quiet storyline as the Broncos enter their season-opener vs. the..." September 02

  • Champ Bailey on crutches with left foot injury

    Denver Post "It’s possible that even with the scare to defensive lineman Derek Wolfe and flared knee to right guard Louis Vasquez the Broncos’ most significant injury from their preseason game here Saturday may be to cornerback Champ Bailey. He left CenturyLink Field on crutches his left foot in a..." August 18

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    Lindsay Jones @bylindsayhjones

    Filed to @USATODAYsports: MRI on #Broncos CB Champ Bailey revealed nothing torn. No timetable set yet for return.

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    Ian Rapoport @RapSheet

    On #Broncos CB Champ Bailey: I'm told it's a serious foot sprain. Could take several weeks to heal. Several weeks better than several months

  • Broncos' Champ Bailey not ready for move to safety

    Denver Post "Champ Bailey is a season removed from the question. Actually, he is a season, another Pro Bowl trip and a gut-wrenching playoff loss removed. He is standing in a hallway at Broncos headquarters with the same unflinching assessment of himself, his team and where his 15th NFL season will go. A..." April 17

  • Champ Bailey, Mike Adams receive $1.5 million worth of roster bonuses

    Denver Post "Some Bronco players did better on the fifth day of the league year than others. Lost in the Elvis Dumervil fax fiasco was the Broncos did pay out roster bonuses of $1.25 million to cornerback Champ Bailey and $250,000 to safety Mike Adams." March 23