NFL rumors: Champ Bailey willing to play safety for new team

On Wednesday, the Denver Broncos informed veteran defensive back Champ Bailey that he would be released.

Bailey admits that it is difficult being released for the first time in his career, but he is ready to move on with the next chapter of his career and could even consider a move to safety in order to keep his career going.

“It sucks, but at the same time, I have to move on,” Bailey told USA Today. “I can’t dwell on it. I know they’re not dwelling on it.

“I just want to see what people will want me to do. My vision is to still play corner, but I’m a little more open-minded about the season I had last year. I’m a corner at heart. If a situation made sense to play safety, then I would consider it.”

Defensive backs in the past have successfully made the move to safety in order to keep their careers going, so it wouldn’t be out of the ordinary. The only question is whether or not Bailey could successfully make the transition with his declining athleticism.

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  • Hayden Kane

    It’s interesting that he has softened his stance on this – he was pretty bullish with the Broncos that he wouldn’t make the switch to safety. They still probably wouldn’t have paid him $10 million to play safety, though.