Agent: Champ Bailey Reaches Two-Year Agreement With New Orleans Saints


After 10 full seasons, Champ Bailey is swapping blue and orange for black and gold.

The ageless Denver Broncos cornerback reached a two-year agreement with the New Orleans Saints on Friday, according to his agent.

Bailey joined the Broncos a decade ago in 2004 as part of a trade that sent running back Clinton Portis to the Washington Redskins. The 35-year-old was selected to eight Pro Bowls in 10 seasons in Denver and ranks first on the team’s all-time interceptions list with 34 picks.

The writing might have been on the wall for Bailey in Denver, as he appeared in just five games in 2013 while battling injury. Earlier in March, the Broncos shored up their defensive backfield by signing former New England Patriots cornerback Aqib Talib to a six-year deal worth $57 million.

Bailey will team up with defensive coordinator Rob Ryan in New Orleans on a defense that led the NFL in 2013 with just 266.5 yards allowed per game.

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