Champ Bailey | CB | New Orleans Saints
Posted: 7/30/2014 2:32pm et
New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey is not guaranteed to make the final roster.
Huddle Up: The 12-time Pro Bowler, who turned 36 in June, clearly has lost a step or two and is battling a crop of relative youngsters, including second-round pick Stanley Jean-Baptiste, for position on the depth chart. He only recorded 12 passes defenses and 2 interceptions over his final 2 seasons in Denver.
Posted: 4/1/2014 8:53pm et
The New Orleans Saints are hosting free-agent CB Champ Bailey (Broncos) for a visit Tuesday, April 1, according to a source. Bailey may come back for another visit depending on how talks go.
Huddle Up: It's been quiet on the Bailey front since the Broncos cut ties with the 35-year-old CB last month, and it's hard to envision the 12-time Pro Bowler as anything more than a nickel corner going forward.
Posted: 3/6/2014 8:03pm et
The Denver Broncos officially released CB Champ Bailey Thursday, March 6.
Huddle Up: The soon-to-be 36-year-old DB had a great 10-year run in the Mile High City, and it was simply time for the two sides to part with Bailey due $10 million his coming season. He should find a suitor at a much lower pricetag, but his future most likely lies at safety rather than on the corner.
Posted: 1/19/2014 1:43pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) said Saturday, Jan. 18, that he does not expect to be limited in the AFC Championship Game against the New England Patriots, and he is not expected to have any restrictions. '(The pitch count) doesn't exist this week,' Bailey said. 'Whatever it takes.'
Huddle Up: This has been the roughest season of Bailey's Hall of Fame career. The CB missed all 5 games due to a preseason foot injury, but the 35-year-old CB is one win away from his first Super Bowl appearance, so expect a championship effort Sunday.
Posted: 11/25/2013 8:43pm et
Denver Broncos interim head coach Jack Del Rio said he expects CB Champ Bailey (foot) to play Week 13.
Huddle Up: Bailey, who's basically been limited to a game-and-a-half this season, might be needed in a big way with fellow CBs Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Omar Bolden getting banged up in Week 12.
Posted: 11/7/2013 2:19pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) is unlikely to play in Week 10.
Huddle Up: It looks as if the bye week wasn't enough for the 35-year-old Bailey, who has been limited to only 2 games so far due to the bothersome foot sprain he originally suffered in the preseason and aggravated Week 7 vs. the Colts.
Posted: 10/21/2013 10:50pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) is unlikely to play in Week 8 against the Washington Redskins after aggravating his left foot injury in Week 7. 'He had a barrage of testing and it looks like he's going to be in week-to-week type of mode,' said head coach John Fox. '... Obviously the bye is after the Washington game, so right now I would say the best way to describe it is week to week.' CBs Kayvon Webster, Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie were used as cornerbacks after Bailey left the game.
Huddle Up: It's starting to look like a lost season for the 35-year-old Bailey, who already has missed the first 5 games of the year. Still, with or without Bailey, the Broncos are bringing up the rear in NFL passing defense, allowing 319.9 yards per game.
Posted: 10/11/2013 9:12pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) will make his season debut in Week 6 against the Jacksonville Jaguars. 'He's all set,' head coach John Fox said. 'We're excited to have Champ back. He's had an outstanding week.'
Huddle Up: Judging by the way the Cowboys shredded the Denver defense -- the secondary in particular -- the timing couldn't be better for Bailey, who will get a tune-up tilt against the Jags before Denver heads to Indy for a key Week 7 clash.
Posted: 9/23/2013 7:26pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) will not play in the team's Week 3 game Monday, Sept. 23 against the Oakland Raiders.
Huddle Up: Bailey made progress in practice this past week, but the 35-year-old CB will need another week to recover from his preseason Week 2 foot sprain. His absence, however, hasn't set the Broncos' deep secondary back much as Denver is tied for the league lead with 6 interceptions.
Posted: 9/12/2013 5:28pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) and TE Joel Dreessen (knee) both did not participate in practice Thursday, Sept. 12.
Huddle Up: The Broncos were hoping Bailey -- who suffered a foot sprain in Week 2 of the preseason -- would be back by the opener, but now Week 2 and a matchup with the Giants' talented WRs is in serious question. See if he can make a late push to play in Friday's practice.
Posted: 9/4/2013 2:53pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) is pessimistic about his chances of suiting up in the team's Week 1 game against the Baltimore Ravens Thursday, Sept. 5, due to a foot sprain. He said Monday, Sept. 2, that he was 'very close' to being ready, but he's still 'up in the air.'
Huddle Up: Bailey was torched by Torrey Smith in the AFC Championship game last year, so what does this mean for Smith's value this week? Don't count on him to score twice, necessarily, but it should be a nice game for the new No. 1 in Baltimore.
Posted: 9/4/2013 12:45am et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot), RB C.J. Anderson (knee) and TE Joel Dreessen (knee) did not practice Tuesday, Sept. 3.
Huddle Up: Bailey, who missed the final 2 games of the preseason with a foot sprain, did individual work on the side Tuesday, but the Broncos' early opener this year is not working in the 35-year-old CB's favor.
Posted: 9/2/2013 11:03am et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey returned to practice Sunday, Sept. 1, after missing a couple of weeks due to a sprained foot.
Huddle Up: Looks like Champ is on course to play in the season opener Thursday night against Baltimore. That's good news for the Broncos--and bad fantasy news for Torrey Smith.
Posted: 8/30/2013 2:57pm et
Denver Broncos CB Champ Bailey (foot) remains in a walking boot due to a left mid-foot sprain suffered in the team's second preseason game. He is hopeful of resuming practice Saturday, Aug. 31. If he is unavailable for the regular season opener Thursday, Sept. 5, CB Chris X. Harris would draw the start with CB Tony Carter playing outside and Harris working inside on nickel situations.
Huddle Up: Bailey missed the team's final 2 preseason contests and has been out of practice as well. He insists he's a quick healer and will be ready for the NFL opener, but at age 35, Bailey can't be expected to recover as fast as he used to. Don't include him in your IDP plans until the outlook improves dramatically.