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Saints sign Champ Bailey to a two year deal

ImageIt seems like Bailey has some more football left in him. The 35 year-old corner back who was cut by the Denver Broncos in early March agrees to terms on a two-year deal with the New Orleans Saints.

Bailey missed most of the 2013 due to a foot injury, but he plans to come in and compete for a starting role right away. He will make the transition to the Broncos 19th ranked defense to the Saints defense who ranked fourth overall and second in pass defense.

Due to his foot injury he only played in five games last season.This marks only the second time Bailey has made less than 10 starts in his 15 year career. Bailey is barely injured, since 1999 he has started at least 13 games in his 13 out of 15 year career,

Bailey has been selected to 12 Pro Bowls. That is the most in NFL history for defensive backs and second most to any defensive player. He only trails Reggie White with 13 selections.

New Orleans is the third team Bailey has played for since entering the NFL in 1999 where he was drafted seventh overall to the Washington Redskins. After five season with Washington, he was traded to the Broncos where he  played 10 seasons, before being cut last month.

To me this is a great signing by the Saints. With the departure of Jabari Greer, corner back is a great need for the Saints. As i said in my last post the Saints will probably draft a corner back with their 1st round pick and should do so, because Bailey is only a short term fix.Even though Bailey will come in fighting for a starting job there is no possible way he won’t be a starter come week 1 in September. The current Saints second corner Corey White was exposed against the Eagles in the playoffs after number one corner back Kennan Lewis went out with a head injury. Like i said, this is a great signing he will give the thin Saints secondary a much needed boost.  Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis is making things happen once again.