Jan 12, 2014; Denver, CO, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (24) against the San Diego Chargers during the 2013 AFC divisional playoff football game at Sports Authority Field at Mile High. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Denver Broncos Set To Release All-Pro Cornerback Champ Bailey


As first reported by Jason La Canfora, The Denver Broncos have parted ways with 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey Wednesday afternoon per an NFL source. Bailey was in his 16th year in the NFL and hasn’t been the same player of late. He would appear in five regular season games this year due to a foot injury he suffered in the preseason.

Bailey was set to make around $9.0 million dollars this season with a cap of $10 million, but this was a good move on the Denver Broncos part. Bailey isn’t getting any younger as the team looks to move forward with the pieces they have. They still have to discuss contracts with Chris Harris Jr. and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie who are both set to be free-agents; Harris is a restricted free-agent.

Denver has been linked to being interested in Darrelle Revis of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Freeing up that much cap space could make for an interesting story. Revis is earning upwards of $16-million a year as the Buccaneers look to be in a rebuilding stage.

Bailey’s 10-year career in Denver won’t be forgotten, especially his interception against the New England Patriots back in the 2006 Divisional Round Playoffs off of Tom Brady.


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  • Matthew Heuser

    I really wish the broncos would have gave him a chance to at least retire as a bronco.

    • anon76returns

      When he’s all done I’m pretty sure he’ll sign one of those $1 contracts allowing him to retire with the team, if he wants to retire as a Bronco.

      • Matthew Heuser

        I know that will happen. I just don’t think it’s the same as him deciding to retire while being an active player