Saints agree to terms with CB Bailey

Staff Writer
Plaquemine Post South
Champ Bailey

METAIRIE - The New Orleans Saints agreed to terms on a two-year contract with free agent cornerback Champ Bailey on Friday.

Bailey is a 15-year NFL veteran and member of the 2000’s NFL All-Decade Team. He was originally selected by the Washington Redskins with the seventh overall pick in the 1999 NFL Draft out of the University of Georgia.

After spending his first five seasons in Washington, he was traded to the Denver Broncos in 2004 where he played the last 10 seasons.

Overall, Bailey has appeared in 215 career regular season games with 212 starts, totaling 983 tackles 52 interceptions, 235 passes defensed, three sacks, nine forced fumbles and five fumble recoveries.

Bailey’s 12 career Pro Bowl selections trail only Ray Lewis and Reggie White among defensive players in NFL history.