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Saints sign Champ Bailey

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  1. hsfolk

    hsfolk Member

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    Rob Ryan must be one happy DC, Bailey may not be his old self but he's still a dang good CB & will make up a nice secondary w/ Kennan Lewis, Kenny Vaccaro, & Jairus Byrd
  2. bark

    bark Well-Known Member

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    I thought they were tight against the cap
  3. jobberone

    jobberone Right turn Clyde Staff Member

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    Champ Bailey joining Saints
    Updated: April 4, 2014, 4:30 PM ET
    By Mike Triplett | ESPN.com

    Bailey, Saints Agree To Deal

    Field Yates, Adam Caplan and Dan Graziano react to the news that Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year deal with the Saints.Tags: Champ Bailey, Denver Broncos, New Orleans Saints, NFL, Insiders, Adam Caplan, Dan Graziano, Field Yates
    The New Orleans Saints have added one of the NFL's all-time great cornerbacks to the roster, agreeing to a two-year contract with veteran Champ Bailey, the team confirmed Friday.

    Terms have not been disclosed.

    Bailey, 35, is the same age as Saints quarterback Drew Brees, giving New Orleans a likely Hall of Famer on each side of the ball.



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    Chris Humphreys/USA TODAY SportsChamp Bailey has 52 interceptions in a 15-year career spent with the Broncos and Washington Redskins.


    "We are excited to be able to add a future Hall of Fame player with the addition of Champ Bailey," Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said in a statement released by the team. "His career accomplishments mirror that of his high character and he's a very prideful and competitive player who we believe will add to our defense. Having spent time with him recently and in our discussions with him, I know that he's thrilled to be joining the New Orleans Saints and starting a new chapter in his professional life."


    http://espn.go.com/nfl/story/_/id/10729310/champ-bailey-signing-new-orleans-saints
  4. thunderpimp91

    thunderpimp91 Active Member

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    Doubt he makes very much, I'm just surprised he got a two year deal at his age.
  5. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    Hmm... no.

    At least he wasn't a very good corner last year in the 300+ snaps he played.

    He was born in 1978...

    Think about that.

    I doubt he has much impact.
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  6. hsfolk

    hsfolk Member

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    he can play nickel back or be the #3 safety that Rob Ryan likes
  7. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    True.

    But it doesn't mean he'll play them well.
  8. thunderpimp91

    thunderpimp91 Active Member

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    This is actually a guy I was hoping we would go after. Not on a two year deal, though. Could play some snaps at safety, and could most likely do very well as a corner playing mostly zone, especially inside the hash marks.
  9. KDM256

    KDM256 Active Member

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    Not a bad look, Could still draft for the position and Bailey can take said rookie under his wing before he retires.
  10. hsfolk

    hsfolk Member

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    at worse he becomes a HOF mentor to the Saints DBs

    and it's a 2 year/ $7M contract
  11. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I still question on how good of a signing it is.

    A HOF mentor is a perfectly fine... Not sure how much of an affect it will have though.

    We'll see.

    I also wouldn't have liked Dallas to have signed him.
  12. 17yearsandcounting

    17yearsandcounting Benched

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    Chuck Woodson had 7 INTs at the same age a few seasons ago.
  13. Seven

    Seven Messenger to the football Gods

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    Agreed. He was horrible for Denver. They even tried him in the slot......fail.

    What'd he play, all of 6 games last year?

    He's got a bum foot as well.

    I like Champ. He's just football old.
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  14. MichaelWinicki

    MichaelWinicki "You want some?" Staff Member

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    I didn't know Champ Bailey and Charles Woodson were clones.
  15. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    Apparently they really are doing whatever they want in free agency.
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  16. DCBoysfan

    DCBoysfan Hardwork and Dedication Zone Supporter

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    Go after him even though he 35????? ... Was never gonna happen.
  17. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    What a stupid comment. There is a big difference between adding a HOFer like Bailey in his prime and an over the hill Bailey. If I'm a Saint fan I'm not thrilled with this signing.
  18. big dog cowboy

    big dog cowboy THE BIG DOG Staff Member

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    We don't do that any more.
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  19. Alexander

    Alexander What's it going to be then, eh?

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    I think he has been overrated his entire career.

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  20. hsfolk

    hsfolk Member

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    you're right 12x Pro Bowlers always get overrated
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