Rob Ryan's already strong defense bolstered its secondary on Friday, with 12-time Pro Bowler Champ Bailey agreeing to a two-year deal with the Saints. The news was first reported by ESPN's Mike Triplett.
The future Hall of Famer has 52 career interceptions, but none since Dec. 6, 2012, and he had a lingering foot injury much of last season. He played only five regular-season games last year before returning for the playoffs and his first-ever trip to the Super Bowl.
After allowing 4,681 passing yards in 2012 (31st in the league), the Saints were second in the league in passing defense at 194.1 per game (3,105 total) last year.
#Saints have agreed to 2-year deal with CB Champ Bailey, per source. — Mike Triplett (@MikeTriplett) April 4, 2014