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Champ Bailey

36-Year-Old Cornerback – Free Agent

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Expected to compete for a starting job, Bailey was released by the Saints at the end of the preseason. ...

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HT: 6' 0"   WT: 192   DOB: 6/22/1978  College: Georgia  DRAFTED: 1st Rd   Show ContractHide Contract

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Champ Bailey Contract Information:

Released by the Saints in August of 2014.

August 30, 2014  –  Champ Bailey News

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Bailey did not make the Saints' final roster, NFL Network's Albert Breer reports.

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Champ Bailey NFL Stats
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  Tackles Defensive Stats Fumbles Kick Ret Punt Ret
Year Age Team G Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD
2007 29 15 - 79 - 0 - 3 0 - 0 - - - -
2008 30 10 - 41 - 1 - 2 0 - 0 - - - -
2009 31 16 - 72 - 0 - 3 0 - 0 - - - -
2010 32 Den 15 45 41 4 1 13 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2011 33 Den 13 39 35 4 0 10 2 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
2012 34 Den 16 66 61 5 0 9 2 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 35 Den 5 14 12 2 0 3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
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Champ Bailey – Playing Time Overview

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Snap Count Stats

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Defensive Snaps in 2013

Champ Bailey was on the field for 166 of his team's snaps on defense in 2013.

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Special Teams Snaps in 2013

Champ Bailey was on the field for 0 of his team's snaps on special teams in 2013.

Year Def ST
2011 - -
2012 1018 7
2013 166 0
Champ Bailey 2013 Game Log
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Week Opp Def ST Tackles Solo Assist Sacks PDef Int TD Forced Recovered Yds TD Yds TD

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Champ Bailey: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

Bailey (undisclosed) returned to practice Tuesday, ESPN.com reports.

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Bailey (ankle) attended the Saints' practice Monday but didn't participate, the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports. He hadn't participated in or attended a practice since Thursday morning, but he worked out on a stationary bicycle at the start of Monday's drills.

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Bailey agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints on Friday, Mike Triplett of ESPN.com reports.

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A foot sprain limited Bailey to just five games last season and he wasn't much of a factor when on the field, notching just 14 tackles (12 solo) and three passes defensed for the season. Now 35, the 12-time Pro Bowler's best days are behind him, but Bailey, along with safety Jairus Byrd, will help solidify a Saints pass defense that ranked second in the NFL last season (194.1 yards per game).
Bailey will be released by the Broncos, ESPN's Adam Schefter reports.

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Bailey has played for 15 years in the league and the Broncos will save $10 million in cap space. The veteran said he would like to play again in 2014, so he should see some interest on the market. Injuries limited him to five regular season games in 2013 and it was the first season he did not record an interception.
Bailey said Sunday that he would like to come back to Denver for the 2014 season, the Denver Post reports. "I'm not done playing football," he said. "So I feel like I'm going to give myself another shot next year."

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Bailey is expected to start at left cornerback in Sunday's AFC championship game, USA Today reports.

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Bailey has been working as the Broncos' nickelback recently and will step into the starting lineup Sunday in place of Chris Harris (torn ACL). Though Bailey has the more familiar name, Harris is probably the superior player at this stage of their respective careers. To be fair, Bailey had been aging gracefully, until a foot injury essentially ruined his 2013 season. He played in two games in October, then played three of five games in December, including the final two contests of the season. After making it through the divisional round without any issues, Bailey appears to finally be past the foot injury. Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie will start across from Bailey on Sunday, while Quentin Jammer figures to work as the nickelback. With Kayvon Webster and Tony Carter rounding out the depth chart, Denver still has a respectable group of corners, despite Harris' absence.
Bailey (foot) is listed as active Sunday's game against the Texans.

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Bailey (foot) practiced fully Wednesday, ahead of Sunday's game against the Texans.

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2013

Bailey remains an elite cornerback but his shutdown skills primarily keep him from being a solid IDP option. With so few passes thrown his way, the opportunity for interceptions is minimal, which keeps his fantasy value low.

2012

Bailey remains one of the best cornerbacks in the NFL, although that hinders his fantasy upside considerably. Teams have simply chosen to throw the ball away from him, greatly reducing his chances to pick off passes.

2011

After re-signing with the Broncos for four more years, Bailey's place in Denver is solidified and he can go back to shutting down opposing wide receivers. Bailey remains one of the game's few shutdown corners, although that actually makes him a poor IDP option, as so few quarterbacks are willing to throw his way.

2010

Bailey has long been considered one of the best cornerbacks in the League, which actually limits his fantasy upside because so few quarterbacks throw in his direction. At 32 years old, his best days are likely behind him, but he remains a dominant player on the defensive side of the ball.

2009

Bailey continues to be considered a top-tier shutdown cornerback in the NFL, which is not always a good thing for fantasy purposes. After recording 18 total interceptions in 2005 and 2006, Bailey has only managed to grab four in 2007 and 2008 combined as quarterbacks are clearly avoiding his side of the field. Bailey dislocated his elbow in the last week of the 2008 season, but is expected to be fully healthy when the season starts.

2008

Opposing teams gave Bailey a wide berth in 2007; he went from eight interceptions in 2005 to 10 in 2006 to only three last year. Bailey still posted strong tackling numbers (79 or more stops for the third time in his last four campaigns), but the lack of interceptions is a definite concern. The Broncos defense isn't nearly as good as other recent Denver defenses, which allows opposing offenses to avoid Bailey. Bailey's skills are still strong; he possesses the triple threat of speed, power and instincts. He's such a good tackler that he shouldn't drop too far in drafts, but expect him to be closer to three interceptions than 10 in 2008.

2007

Forget cornerback, Bailey is one of the best players in the NFL – period. He has translated rare body control, speed, instincts and knowledge of passing offenses into the very definition of "shut down corner." Often, however, that meant opposing offenses didn't throw the ball his way enough for him to be fantasy viable. He made a decent number of tackles for an IDP (he isn't the most aggressive run supporter in the world) but just didn't get enough opportunities to pick off passes. All that changed the last two years in Denver. Bailey now consistently accounts for 80-plus total tackles in 16 games and turned his usual three to five interceptions into jaw-dropping numbers. And remember, three to five interceptions is a quality year that exceeds expectations for many players. Bailey turned that trick every year, with a career-low two picks just once, in 2003. But then in 2005 he had eight interceptions and in 2006 another 10, scoring touchdowns in both years. Even if he's not a star in run support, consider that after the first two games of 2006, opposing teams had thrown at him just three times, yet he led the team with 17 tackles. With Darrent Williams on the opposite corner and Dominique Foxworth at safety last year, quarterbacks couldn't avoid Bailey as much as they’d like. That could continue with the Broncos adding Dre Bly in the offseason. There's no safe place to throw against the Broncos, and that's one reason it's not unreasonable to expect more than five picks out of Bailey.

2006

Bailey made a career high eight interceptions in 2005, and he remains one of the premeir cover corners in the league. If Darrent Williams comes up with a solid year at corner opposite Bailey, it will only help Bailey's interception totals, as teams won't be able to throw away from him.

2005

An elite NFL cornerback, but that doesn't necessarily equate to solid individual defensive player production as most teams stay away from him. If your league incorporates passes defensed into the scoring, you'll want to stay away from Bailey as well.

2004

Bailey, who arrived to Denver as part of the Clinton Portis blockbuster trade with the Redskins, gives the team an elite cornerback. His presence will allow defensive coordinator Larry Coyer to be more aggressive. While he's a shutdown cornerback, Bailey's value in the individual defensive player leagues takes a hit because opposing offenses will look to stay away from him.

2003

Bailey, who might be the best pure cover corner in the game, racked up 62 solo tackles, three interceptions and 24 passes defensed a year ago, and his numbers might be even better than that if opposing teams tested him more often. Still, with his tremendous speed and athleticism, Bailey is always a threat to take a turnover to the house, and given his high tackle numbers for a corner, he's worth a look once the top safeties are off the board.