ENGLEWOOD, Colo. – Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with his beloved Denver Broncos.
Bailey retired with a dozen Pro Bowl selections, 52 interceptions and no regrets.
Dozens of current players joined former teammates including John Lynch, Brandon Stokley, Brian Dawkins, Jake Plummer and Rod Smith in celebrating Bailey's unparalleled career.
Bailey thanked the Washington Redskins for drafting him with the seventh overall pick in 1999 and the Broncos for bringing him to Denver in the famous 2004 trade for Clinton Portis.
Bailey became the Broncos' most decorated defensive player and helped them reach the Super Bowl last season.
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