Dec 22, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey (24) warms up before the game against the Houston Texans at Reliant Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Free Agent Rumors: San Francisco 49ers interested in Champ Bailey?


The San Francisco 49ers don’t have many weaknesses, but if you had to pick, you’d likely zero in on their secondary as problematic.

Because of that, the 49ers have reportedly been interested in adding a defensive back and one name that has recently emerged is that of Champ Bailey.

The top name now is probably Champ Bailey – all 35 years of him. The future Hall of Fame player missed 5 games with a foot injury last year, and his agent said he probably should have missed the season.

Even with the injury, Bailey was decent for most of the season. There’s also a possibility Bailey will be better with an off-season to recover.

Bailey is also open to playing safety and the 49ers love versatility.

Bailey isn’t the player he once was, though he’d certainly bring some stability to the 49ers locker room in addition to veteran leadership he’d bring to the secondary.

A very possible suspension for fellow defensive back Chris Culliver (alleged hit and run) is likely to force the 49ers to make a move and it appears Bailey could be on the 49ers radar.

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  • afannaz

    come on 49ers…i’m sure if you really dig you can find a 38 or 40 year old to bring in. why go so young? he’s going to cost the team too much $$$. i suppose if he is signed he can help whip culliver into shutting his mouth, and maybe even focusing on his career/job. wow!

  • Brian Gustafson

    Bailey would be welcome but not more than 4 million, better yet 3.5m. There’s too much physical talent

    in the deep WR & CB draft pool and coaching can make one out of the other if the move makes sense.