June 11, 2013; Englewood, CO, USA; Denver Broncos defensive back Champ Bailey (24) during mini camp drills at the Broncos training facility. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Champ Bailey was in full pads during practice on Thursday


This Denver Broncos defense is about to get even better when this man is finally cleared to play.

Denver’s veteran left corner-back was reportedly at practice today wearing full pads but could be listed as limited. Now Denver doesn’t have to play until Monday as they take on the Oakland Raiders, so this could give Bailey the weekend to rest up after the weeks practices.

He should be a game time decision, but knowing Bailey he’ll be itching to be in the starting lineup against Oakland. Right now the defense is somewhat holding it down with Bailey out, but you should already know they’re very excited knowing that his return could come as soon as Monday.

Their opponents on Monday (hopefully I don’t get chewed up by Raiders fans for this) has an offense that has put up 36 points against the defenses of the Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars. They currently have one of the weakest wide receiving corps and traveling to Denver shouldn’t make it any better.

So if Bailey happens to return to action and his first game is against the Oakland Raiders, I expect this man to have a big 2013 regular season debut.

 

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