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New Orleans Saints sign Champ Bailey to a 2-year deal

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After an offseason that saw many other free agent players get snatched up quite quickly, with jobs dwindling and hardly a peep of rumored interest in the veteran; it looked like 12-time Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey may need a prayer to continue his NFL career.

He found the Saints.

On Friday, Bailey agreed to a contract with the New Orleans Saints. The deal is for two years, and could be worth as much as $7 million.

“We are excited to be able to add a future Hall of Fame player with the addition of Champ Bailey,” said general manager Mickey Loomis. “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. 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 will join a revamped New Orleans secondary, as the Saints also added Jairus Byrd this offseason.

Coming off an injury-plagued 2013 campaign, the 35-year-old Bailey was released by the Broncos last month after 10 years with the club. According to ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter, he is now healthy, and is expected to compete to start alongside Keenan Lewis with the Saints.

Bailey played in his first Super Bowl this past February, saying afterwards he would consider switching to safety.

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