(Eds: Updates throughout. With AP Photos.) By EDDIE PELLS AP National Writer It happens to so many of the great cornerbacks and Champ Bailey knows it will happen to him, too.
Entering his 15th year in the NFL and still in search of the Super Bowl title that is the only piece missing from a Hall of Fame-bound career, Bailey knows the move from cornerback to safety is inevitable for defensive backs trying to prolong their careers.
''You've got to look at history,'' Bailey told The Associated Press after practice on Thursday. ''Ronnie Lott. Rod Woodson. Aeneas Williams. They all did it and they all did it before I did. History says this is about that time. I understand that and I'm not naive about it.''
Lott was 26 when he made the move - a small detour on his way to the Hall of Fame. Williams was 33. Woodson was 34. Bailey turned 35 in the offseason. He knows the whispers and questions get louder with each passing year.
Every time he gets beaten badly - and that happened twice in ...