Saints, Champ Bailey agree to two-year deal

Saints, Champ Bailey agree to two-year deal
April 4, 2014, 1:45 pm
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Champ Bailey's, 35, has 52 career interceptions for the most among active players, as are his 204 passes defensed. (USATSI)

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METAIRIE, La. -- Veteran defensive back Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year contract with the New Orleans Saints.

The 35-year-old Bailey played the last 10 seasons with Denver after spending his first five in the NFL with Washington. A shutdown cornerback for much of his career, Bailey has made three All-Pro teams and been selected to 12 Pro Bowls. He trails only Hall of Fame end Reggie White (13) among defensive players in NFL history in Pro Bowls.

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Bailey's 52 interceptions are the most among active players, as are his 204 passes defensed.

But he missed 11 games because of a left foot sprain originally suffered in the 2013 preseason, which wound up being a Lisfranc injury, one of the most painful for an athlete.

He returned late in the season to help the Broncos advance to the Super Bowl.

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