Looking Past the Collective Bargaining(Part 2): Why Champ Bailey Won’t Be a Lion

February 12, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

This is part two in a series of free agent cornerbacks that the Lions could decide to pick up in the offseason. 
Champ Bailey, currently with the Denver Bronco’s, turns 33 in June and is a 10-time Pro Bowler.  Even though he is an older player, he is still considered to be one of the top cornerbacks in the NFL.  Champ’s situation is similar to Nnamdi Asomugha’s, in that he is not likely going to stay with his current team, and like Nnamdi, he too, wants to “play for a contender” next season.
The Detroit Lions have some analysts suggesting that they could very well be a “contender” in 2011.  Does this mean that Bailey, if pursued, would consider playing for the Detroit Lions?
Probably not.
Because Champ Bailey has issues with the Detroit Lions. 
The Lions chose his brother, Boss, in the second round of the draft in 2003 during the “Kill’em Matt Millen” Era. ...

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