With news that the Denver Broncos will release cornerback Champ Bailey, players tweeted their appreciation for the 16-year veteran.
Bailey told Mike Klis of The Denver Post that general manager and coach John Fox sat down with him face-to-face Wednesday.
Bailey, 36, said he was not offered a pay cut from the Broncos.
“There was no discussions about it. It was like, “we’re ready to move on.”
Been a honor to be able to say I went head to head with this man here. Will be missed for sure… pic.twitter.com/XnjbSjGfEu
— Demaryius Thomas (@DemaryiusT) March 6, 2014
I swear he made me better pic.twitter.com/GGvCcAP2UM
— Dominique (@drc941) March 6, 2014
Blessed to be able lineup opposite Champ and learn from a Great . Will def be missed . http://t.co/shShhj6PtX
— Chris Harris (@ChrisHarrisJr) March 6, 2014
— Danny Trevathan (@Grindin_59) March 6, 2014
It was an honor to have played with Champ. He will be missed.
— Ben Garland (@BenGarland63) March 6, 2014
5 years with Champ! Can’t believe 1 of the greatest is no longer here. Learned more than u can imagine from him. More than a teammate 4 sure
— David BRUTON JR. (@D_Brut30) March 6, 2014