Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Inquirer Daily News

NFL: Broncos release Champ Bailey

Champ Bailey spent a decade with the Denver Broncos, making eight Pro Bowls and picking off 34 passes even with quarterbacks only reluctantly glancing his way.

This number was hard to overlook: $10 million.

In a cost-cutting move Thursday, the Broncos released Bailey, 35, the team's defensive leader who has been a fan favorite since he was acquired in a trade with Washington in 2004.

Age and injuries had begun to catch up with one of the best cornerbacks ever.

Reaching out to Cassel

New Minnesota Vikings coach Mike Zimmer said he would welcome Matt Cassel back to the team if the veteran quarterback decides he wants to return.

Cassel is opting out of the option year on his contract and is expected to explore his options in free agency. He went 3-3 in his six starts for the Vikings last year.

Hester is free

Devin Hester is done returning kicks in Chicago. The Bears confirmed that they are parting ways with the three-time Pro Bowl pick after eight seasons, confirming what he had told the NFL Network.

Dolphins fallout

An attorney for the trainer fired last month by the Miami Dolphins said his client was improperly singled out to appease a "public outcry for action" after the team's bullying scandal.

- Associated Press

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