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 in the hips" at age 36. That's not a surprise. This is:

"It's early, but it would not be a shock if Bailey, who has just $500,000 guaranteed on his contract, doesn't make the team," Bedard writes. "The Saints have some promising young defensive backs who might have to be kept. Undrafted free agent Pierre Warren, for instance, was making plays all over the field."