The New Orleans Saints beefed up their secondary with a future Hall of Famer as the team agreed to terms with cornerback Champ Bailey on a two-year deal, the team announced Friday afternoon. Bailey spent the last 10 seasons with the Broncos, but only played in five regular season games last season with a foot injury. Bailey did return to play in all three Broncos postseason games. Denver released Bailey shortly before the start of free agency. Bailey is a seven-time All-Pro and 12-time Pro Bowler as the 35-year-old cornerback has spent his career with Washington and Denver. The 6-foot, 192-pound cornerback has 52 career interceptions in his 15-year career, but his injury limited him to no interceptions last season. Newly signed safety Jairus Byrd expressed his excitement on Bailey joining the Saints saying via Twitter, "Yessir! ..welcome to the squad @champbailey." Saints tight end Benjamin Watson echoed Byrd's sentiments via Twitter: "Great to have another @FootballUGA dawg on the team!" Former teammate and current Broncos wide receiver Demaryius Thomas added via Twitter, "Congrats to my bro champ signing with the saints ..."
Saints agree to terms with cornerback Champ Bailey on two-year deal
New Orleans Times-Picayune | Apr 5