Champ Bailey retires with the Denver Broncos

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ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- Former Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey signed a one-day contract and retired as a member of the team Tuesday.

The Broncos wanted to do the ceremony earlier, but they have played on the road each of the past three weeks. Three weeks ago, Bailey announced his retirement and said, "I'll always be a Bronco."

Bailey's interception return against the New England Patriots in the playoffs in January 2006 is probably the one play most Broncos fans will remember most. Bailey played 10 seasons with the Broncos after five with the Redskins.

Bailey was selected to the Pro Bowl 12 times. He was named to the All-Pro team seven times and finished with 52 interceptions.

"He put his heart on the field," Broncos fan Victor Ibarra said.

"I just picture him running down the field," fan Krista Allison said.

Bailey appeared at the Broncos' headquarters in Dove Valley at a Tuesday afternoon news conference.

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