Champ Bailey unlikely to play vs. Redskins

Champ Bailey unlikely to play vs. Redskins
October 22, 2013, 8:30 am

The Redskins will certainly have their hands full when they visit the Denver Broncos on Sunday but it appears that they won't have to worry about one of their former players coming back to haunt them.

Denver cornerback Champ Bailey, drafted seventh overall by Washington in the 1999 draft, is likely to sit out Sunday's game due to a foot injury that has been giving him trouble all season.

Bailey suffered an injury to his left foot during the preseason and it kept him out of the Broncos' first five games. He apparently aggravated the injury during the Broncos' loss to the Colts on Sunday. An MRI revealed no new injury but according to Denver coach John Fox, Bailey is in a "week-to-week" mode. According to Mike Kils of the Denver Post, that means that Bailey probably will sit.

The Broncos have their bye week following the Redskins game so it would make sense to have him rest this week and try to come back when they resume playing on November 10.

Bailey made four Pro Bowls while playing for the Redskins from 1999-2003. After his contract expired the team gave him the franchise tag and then traded him and a second-round draft pick to the Broncos for running back Clinton Portis.

This is his tenth season with the Broncos for the 35-year-old Bailey. He made  eight additional Pro Bowls and was named first-team All-Pro three times.