However, veteran expects to make another trip to close in on deal.
Former Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey visited the New Orleans Saints on Tuesday and is understood to be in discussions over signing a deal, according to ESPN league sources.
The 35-year-old remains one of the biggest names left on the free agent market after being released by the Denver Broncos.
Having insisted that he remains healthy and has a desire to continue playing, he has also now recovered from the foot injury which plagued him last season and is in turn itching to secure his future with a new team.
The 12-time Pro Bowler is one of the NFL’s all-time greats with 52 interceptions in a 15-year career spent with both the Broncos and the Washington Redskins.
Nevertheless, Denver decided to release him at the end of last season with his cost of $10m against the salary cap this season proving too costly coupled with the signs of his skills beginning to decline.
Bailey played in a career-low five regular season games last year with the injury playing a significant role in his absence, while in 2012 he was also beaten to two rare long touchdowns in a playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens which made experts question his continued performance in the league.
He can be expected to provide cover and some much needed veteran depth in New Orleans though, after the Saints released Jabari Greer earlier this off-season.
With Keenan Lewis, Corey White and Patrick Robinson all leading contenders for the cornerback position, Bailey would be expected to provide competition while also helping with their development as Lewis even posted an image with his possible new team-mate on Instagram on Tuesday.