The Atlanta Falcons were the most disappointing team in the NFL last season, and they are looking to make moves this offseason to fix the issues that they had. One of their pressing concerns heading into this offseason is adding some more help in the secondary. According to reports coming out of Atlanta, the Falcons could very well look into signing former Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey.
Bailey was released by the Broncos last week.
“Strong Possibility” Falcons Consider Signing CB Champ Bailey http://t.co/1LiCvpDE5P
— NFL Trade Rumors (@nfltrade_rumors) March 8, 2014
Bailey had a bad season last year with the Broncos, but has been adamant that he still has good football left in him. He played through injury issues last year and was unable to be the lockdown corner that he has been throughout the majority of his career. It will be interesting to see how many teams show interest in Bailey this offseason, especially with him insisting that he’s still able to play at a high level.
The Broncos had Bailey for just five regular season games las year, in which he was unable to make much of a difference. He had 14 tackles and three defensed passes, and that’s just about it as far as statistics go. There’s no doubt that his veteran experience would be nice to add for quite a few teams that need some defensive help, but he has to stay healthy in order to make any kind of a difference.
Overall, the Falcons would be smart to give Bailey a chance depending on what type of contract it would take. Bailey is very sure that he can still make an impact, and if he’s healthy there’s no question about that. Atlanta needs defensive help and Bailey could be just the piece that they’ve been looking for.