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Saints drop preseason finale 22-13 to Ravens

The Saints played very few key players, but that didn’t stop Robert Meachem, Champ Bailey and Parys Haralson from all getting banged up. As far as I could tell it doesn’t seem like it will jeopardize their ability to play in Atlanta, as Haralson and Meachem both returned, and Bailey seemed to dislocate a finger. Comically the Saints had one penalty in this game, it was by far...
Via The Saints Nation
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Champ Bailey's role unclear as Saints host Ravens

NEW ORLEANS (AP) After playing at an elite level for more than a decade, cornerback Champ Bailey enters the final game of the 2014 preseason with little certainty about what kind of role he might fill in the Saints' secondary. Because of a foot injury early in training camp, the 36-year-old, 12-time Pro Bowl player has appeared in only a portion of one exhibition game for New...
Via AP on Fox
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Saints CB Champ Bailey Could Be The Roster Bubble?

  Larry Holder of the New Orleans Times-Picayune writes that veteran CB Champ Bailey will need to get back to the practice field sooner than later and prove that he’s worthy of being the team’s starting cornerback or he could be on the chopping block. Details regarding the aliment that has kept Bailey away from practice for the past few weeks have been scarce and the team hasn’t...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
18 days ago  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints: Players looking to bounce back from injury

The early stretches of New Orleans Saints training camp has seen young players steal the show. However, in addition to the young guns, some older veterans are coming along nicely, especially on defense. Three players who are showing some resiliency are Champ Bailey, Patrick Robinson, and Victor Butler. All three are coming off injuries in 2013 and are looking to bounce back and contribute...
Via isportsweb.com
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

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 TheMMQB.com writes that Bailey won't help the Saints as much as the team hopes. Bailey has "lost a step" and is much "stiffer...
Via Pro Sports Daily
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Saints Cut CB Champ Bailey?

  Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated writes that he would not be shocked if the Saints cut free agent acquisition CB Champ Bailey. Bedard provided this statement under the heading “strong opinion that I may regret by November“,  but he does appear to believe it is plausible. Bedard notes that Bailey has looked stiff and has certainly lost a step. Bailey is only guaranteed...
Via NFL Trade Rumors
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Saints' Champ Bailey making up for lost time

Sunday, the New Orleans Saints suited up in pads for the first time this training camp, and cornerback Champ Bailey wasted no time proving why Saints fans should be excited he's wearing black and gold this year instead of a Broncos uniform. In a dazzling play, Bailey stripped the ball from fullback Erik Lorig and then caught it after Rafael Bush swatted it back Bailey's way...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
July 27, 2014  |  Discuss

New Orleans Saints hay have made a mistake signing Champ Bailey

In case you missed our coverage Friday, over the weekend, or on Monday, the New Orleans Saints and free agent cornerback Champ Bailey agreed to a two-year/$7 million contract. The 12-time Pro Bowl DB and likely future Hall of Famer is 35-years old – the same age as one Drew Brees. Much could be said about Bailey’s past accomplishments in the NFL. Each and every one of them is...
Via cover32 - Saints
April 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5: Replacements for Champ Bailey

With the release of Champ Bailey, the Broncos have a huge hole at the cornerback position. Bailey is now gone, Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie is a free agent and Chris Harris is coming off an ACL injury he suffered in the playoff win against the Chargers. The Broncos need some help at the cornerback spot for sure. Here are some players that would help the Broncos fill that void: 1...
Via cover32 - Broncos
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

The curious case of Champ Bailey

Decisions, decisions and more decisions face the Denver Broncos and their front office. Yet, the biggest challenge for Denver is what to do with future Hall-of-Famer Champ Bailey. Bailey is a shell of his former self. He struggled with a foot injury all of last season. He came back and played in the playoffs and even started at outside cornerback during the AFC Championship and Super...
Via cover32 - Broncos
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss
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