Champ Bailey to retire as Denver Bronco

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NFL great Champ Bailey to officially retire as a Denver Bronco
Friday November 14th, 2014

Longtime NFL cornerback Champ Bailey will sign a one-day contract with the Denver Broncos on Tuesday in order to retire as a Bronco, announced Patrick Smyth, the team's vice president of public relations.

Bailey announced his retirement on Oct. 28. He was cut during training camp by the New Orleans Saints in August. 

The Broncos will hold a press conference at 3 p.m. ET on Tuesday for the 36-year-old.

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After playing the first five seasons of his career with the Washington Redskins, Bailey played for Denver from 2004-2013. He was named to 12 Pro Bowls and was a seven-time All-Pro in his 15-year career. 

Bailey, a former first-round draft pick in 1999, was also named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team in 2010. He finished his career with 52 interceptions, which is tied for No. 26 in league history.

When he announced his retirement, his agent said Bailey could still be playing now if he wanted, but had chosen to "pursue another career path."

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