The New Orleans Saints released cornerback Champ Bailey as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players, possibly ending his quest for a Super Bowl ring.
The New Orleans Saints are on a quest to win the Super Bowl with a rising defense that includes a dominant secondary, but it will not include Champ Bailey, who was signed to a two-year deal but only had $500,000 guaranteed.
Bailey had previously been released by the Denver Broncos because they would have had to pay $10 million to keep him.
He was reportedly released by the Saints because he was underperforming and simply wasn’t able to beat out more talented defensive backs.
The 36-year-old cornerback will be a lock for the Hall of Fame once he is eligible. Bailey notched 54 interceptions in his 15-year career, including 10 in 2006.
He spent five years with the Washington Redskins for five years before being traded to Denver for running back Clinton Portis.
Bailey then spent the 10 remaining years of his career with the Broncos, and he was unable to capture a Super Bowl ring. It will be difficult for him to find a place with a contender after being released for the second time this offseason.