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Old 04-04-2014, 05:31 PM   #51
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Saints sign CB Champ Bailey (2 years, $7 million): A- Grade
This is a very good signing. Sure, Champ Bailey struggled this past season and was torched in a playoff loss the preceding January, but he was pretty banged up in 2013. He's capable of rebounding and playing like a solid No. 2 cornerback at the very least, though it's almost certain that we'll never see the old Bailey again.

Of course, there's a chance that Bailey will continue to struggle. If so, who cares? The Saints gave him a pretty small contract worth $7 million over two seasons, so they're not risking very much. This is a savvy move for a team trying hard to win now.
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Old 04-04-2014, 05:48 PM   #52
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I think he's got a couple year's gas left...

But even if he never steps on the field, having a guy like that around all the talented young players we have on the back end...that alone validates his salary IMO.
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Corey White's gonna make a little extra cash for that #24 lol.
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Good move! I like it
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I can't help but feel since he was in town for several days that the Saints took a really close look at his ankle and his overall health in general.

The contract looks to average 3 million, we're were 2 million under, will gain 1.4 million losing Bush, so I guess we're about a 1/2 million under now
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Love this signing! We need some veteran influence in the locker room and Champ has a ton of respect from the younger players. Even if his performance is less than his "prime years", he provides the team with great value as a mentor and a leader.
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People say he's washed up and looked awful last season, the vikings said the same thing when we signed Darren Sharper.....just saying

Not really, they just didn't think he was worth the money he was looking for.

They would've liked to keep Sharper, but he was a "casualty" of the annual value vs cost debate every single FO has to go through in the offseason when evaluating their roster.

It certainly did work out in Sharper's and the Saints' favor.
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Boy, wait till you see what we got in store for your @$$!!!

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The First Quarter Pick 6? Yeah, Vacarro just jumped the seam route and took it back...

...uh, well, the Second Quarter Pick 6? Byrd slipped underneath the post route like he's always done and...

...oh, the Fourth Quarter Pick 6? Sorry, I've lost track, Bailey came in with the second wave of backs and just snatch the out route and ran it back...

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How time flies ... if I'm not mistaken he was the guy the Redskins took when we traded our draft to get Ricky. If I remember right a lot of us fans were hoping the Saints could get Bailey, but Ditka had other ideas. Better late than never, eh?
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