Champ Bailey to sign 1-day contract with Broncos before retiring

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Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey talks to reporters when cleaning out his locker after the Super Bowl loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, Feb. 2, 2014.

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DENVER — Cornerback Champ Bailey will retire as a Denver Bronco.

The team announced Friday that Bailey will sign a one-day contract with the Broncos to retire as a member of the team he spent 10 seasons with.

Bailey was one of the game’s premier shutdown cornerbacks, being named to 12 Pro Bowls, seven All-Pro teams and the NFL 2000s All-Decade team during his storied career.

Bailey was released by the Broncos in March. He played with the New Orleans Saints in training camp, but was released before the start of the regular season.

He helped the Broncos claim the AFC Championship with a win over New England and played in Super Bowl  XLVIII against the Seattle Seahawks.

 

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