The Denver Broncos have some bad news entering Thursday’s game against the Baltimore Ravens. Earlier on Wednesday September 4, defensive back Champ Bailey has been ruled out by the Broncos with a sore foot. According to CBSSports.com Bailey has not practiced since August 17 when he injured his foot against the Seattle Seahawks. While Denver will miss the services of Champ Bailey, they do have viable corners to fill their need.
As of now, the starting corners will be Chris Harris and Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie. They’ll have their hands full with a strong armed Joe Flacco. Rodgers-Cromartie was part of the Philadelphia debacle last season, so he’ll have a lot to prove.
For Denver, Champ is not the only important Bronco player missing. Von Miller is begins his six game suspension on Thursday. Without one of the best pass rushers in the league, Denver could not afford to lose a cover guy.
With the loss of Champ, Peyton Manning will become even more important to the hopes of Denver avenging their playoff loss last season.