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CB Champ Bailey - Free Agent

6-1, 184Born: 6-22-1978College: GeorgiaDrafted: Round 1, pick 7

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Jets | Champ Bailey unlikely (Mon Sep 1, 02:45 AM) - Although the New York Jets are in need of cornerbacks, they are unlikely to pursue free-agent CB Champ Bailey, who was cut by the New Orleans Saints on Saturday, Aug. 30. The thinking is if Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan believes Bailey has lost a step, then Jets coach Rex Ryan would not take a chance on him.

Our View: Bailey is not the same player he used to be. The Lisfranc injury he suffered in 2013 with the Broncos slowed him down all last season. Bailey could perhaps make a team if he switched to free safety in the twilight of his Hall of Fame career.
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Saints | Champ Bailey released (Sat Aug 30, 03:47 PM) - New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey has been released.

Our View: Bailey just isn't the same player he used to be. Last year, Bailey struggled through a Lisfranc injury for the Broncos. That injury and age have slowed him down. He's a bright veteran who might make a team as a free safety.
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Saints | Champ Bailey feels good (Sun Aug 24, 10:09 AM) - New Orleans Saints CB Champ Bailey said he feels good after dealing with a minor foot injury, and feels like he has to prove what he can do. “Yeah, I do have to prove what I can do,” Bailey said. “Even though I’ve played 15 years, it doesn’t matter. Man, this is a production business. I think every guy going into training camp has to show what he can do. And, you know, I feel good. If they like what I do, then I’ll play a lot on Sundays. Plain and simple.”

Our View: Bailey is not the same player he used to be. Age and injuries have finally caught up with him. A Lisfranc injury slowed him down last season with the Broncos, and his foot is still giving him trouble today.
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Saints | Two players limited in practice (Tue Aug 19, 08:34 PM) - New Orleans Saints DE Akiem Hicks (undisclosed) and CB Champ Bailey (undisclosed) were held out of team drills during practice Tuesday, Aug. 19.

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