Saints, Bailey agree to two-year contract

Saints, Bailey agree to two-year contract

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Wide receiver Doug Baldwin #89 of the Seattle Seahawks makes a reception in the first quarter against cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos during Super Bowl XLVIII at MetLife Stadium on February 2, 2014 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

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Posted on April 4, 2014 at 2:41 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 4 at 3:31 PM

Bradley Handwerger / WWLTV.com Sports Reporter
Email: bhandwerger@wwltv.com | Twitter: @wwltvsports

The Saints likely feel a little bit better about their situation at cornerback.

The team has agreed to terms on a two-year contract with future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey, giving the team depth at a position made thin by injuries a season ago.

New Orleans announced the move Friday afternoon.

“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,” Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said. “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.”

Bailey, 35, last played in Denver, but spent much of his time on the sidelines this past season with an injured foot.

In 15 years, Bailey has 52 career interceptions. He earned All-Pro nods from 2004-06 and Pro Bowl berths from 2000-’07 and ’09-’12, the second-most among defensive players in NFL history.

He has started 212 of the 215 regular season games he has played in, coming up with 837 solo tackles and 235 passes defensed, or 15 per season.

Current Saints players took to Twitter to express their happiness at having Bailey as a teammate.

 

 

 

 

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