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Old 10-28-2014, 05:06 PM   #1
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Champ Bailey calls it a career

Champ Bailey is ready to hang up his cleats.

Bailey, the 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback for Washington and Denver, has decided to retire, his agent has told multiple reporters.

That decision was probably based on the reality that there isnít much interest in the 36-year-old Bailey, who was cut by the Saints after spending the preseason in New Orleans. Bailey had tryouts with the Lions and Ravens but didnít sign with either team.

The seventh overall pick of the 1999 NFL draft, Bailey was named an All-Pro cornerback for Washington twice before he was traded to Denver in exchange for Clinton Portis and a second-round draft pick. That turned out to be a wise trade for the Broncos, as Bailey was named All-Pro five more times in Denver and was chosen to the NFLís All-Decade team for the 2000s.

Bailey will be eligible for the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2019, a class that could also include Tony Gonzalez and Ed Reed.

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Old 10-28-2014, 05:28 PM   #2
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Aaar It is always a shame to see a champion go quietly into the night. It is a shame the Broncos didnt get it done for him last year. Instead, you get guys like Ray Lewis living a fairy tale.

Such is life...
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I don't think the dude can get a job with any team. Next they'll try to put him on NFL network if he can speak well enough, or he'll be selling used cars if he has no money left to open a dealership.
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Well, in 5 years he'll be back on the NFL stage.

Mark, since when has speaking well enough been a requirement for a TV gig?
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Always tough to ride into the sunset but Father Time takes no prisoners.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:41 AM   #6
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Aaar It is always a shame to see a champion go quietly into the night. It is a shame the Broncos didnt get it done for him last year. Instead, you get guys like Ray Lewis living a fairy tale.

Such is life...
Yeah, there's a lot of great players like that ... Marino, Largent, Butkus, Barry Sanders, et ... that you wouldn't of minded seeing go out with a ring before retiring ... oh well, hopefully he invested wisely, .
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He had a great career.
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I wanted him to get a Super Bowl ring with the Saints!
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