With Von Miller out for the first six games of the year, and Elvis Dumervil now in Baltimore, quarterbacks are going to be given a lot of time to throw the ball when going up against the Denver D. One way to solve this—have Champ Bailey on the field. Bailey hurt himself in the Broncos’ second preseason game of the season, and there were some questions about whether he’d be ready for the start of the regular season. Sunday, he came back to the practice field for the first time since suffering the injury, and it looks like he might be good to go Thursday night. From the Denver Post:
Veteran cornerback Champ Bailey returned to practice Sunday. That was all the information Broncos coach John Fox handed out. “He was at practice,” Fox said. Happy to see Bailey out there? “Yes. It’s always good to have him out there.” Did it appear Bailey was moving around well? “I’m not talking about injuries or any of that stuff because we don’t have to,” Fox said. Bailey had been on crutches and in a walking boot for quite a while after suffering a sprained foot during the Broncos’ second preseason game, Aug. 17 at Seattle. While his availability for Thursday’s season opener against Baltimore remains unclear, the fact he was on the field Sunday is a positive sign.