Cornerback Champ Bailey, who was released by the New Orleans Saints, worked out with the Detroit Lions, who are in need of better cornerback depth.
The New Orleans Saints released cornerback Champ Bailey, which seemingly ended his career since this was his second time being released in the same year.
However, Bailey’s dreams of continuing his NFL career may not be over just yet. The Detroit Lions are reportedly working out Bailey, and they are in need of an improved pass defense.
According to NFL Media insider Ian Rapoport, the workout went well although a signing of the future Hall of Fame cornerback is not imminent.
The Lions do not have any reliable cornerback depth or even any proven players at the position beyond Rashean Mathis.
Bailey would provide quality depth at worst and could be a great leader for a young cornerback unit in the Detroit locker room.
The cornerback has spent 15 seasons in the NFL, and he spent most of it with the Denver Broncos after being traded from the Washington Redskins for running back Clinton Portis.
He posted a career-high 10 interceptions in 2006. Although Bailey is a shell of his former self, the Lions defense may have found the mentor it needs if he is signed.