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Broncos Cut Boss Bailey

Champ Bailey and Boss Bailey have been separated again.
Boss Bailey, a seventh-year linebacker and younger brother of the Pro Bowl cornerback, has been cut by the Denver Broncos after starting six games last season and undergoing microfracture knee surgery during the offseason, according to Lindsay H. Jones of the Denver Post.
Because of the knee injury, which was incurred in October, Boss Bailey hasn’t been able to participate in minicamps and Organized Team Activities.
Per the report, the former University of Georgia player’s departure didn’t come as a surprise since he’s not healthy enough to play at this point.
“I wasn’t really surprised by it,” Boss Bailey told the Post.  “I understand how the business goes.  It’s a business call.  I appreciate everything they’ve done for me since I’ve been here.  Once you’re a Bronco, you’re always a Bronco.”  [Editor’s note:  Stefan Fatsis wonders whether that applies to him, too.]
Broncos coach Josh McDaniels praised Bailey for his attitude, adding that the team cut him so he could try to obtain a roster spot with a different team.
Boss Bailey, 29, registered 40 tackles and one forced fumble last season.
For his six-year NFL career, he has recorded 305 career tackles, seven sacks and two interceptions.

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16 Responses to “Broncos Cut Boss Bailey”
  1. coach7811 says: Jun 17, 2009 2:33 PM

    Look out Champ your next!

  2. I C light pounder says: Jun 17, 2009 2:35 PM

    i got 10 bones that says the broncos are going to be the new browns of the nfl this season

  3. Unfiltered says: Jun 17, 2009 2:36 PM

    Speaking as a Patriots fan, I like this guy, and wouldn’t mind offering’m a shot at a spot in the rotation at ALL!

  4. empty13 says: Jun 17, 2009 2:46 PM

    another sterling graduate of the detroit lions / chris claiborne school of tackling people by the shoestring after they done ran ya over.
    this guy never had it. makes me wonder just what players are selected for going into and coming out of college.

  5. ArdieLange says: Jun 17, 2009 3:01 PM

    Teathing or Colic?
    Regular or Organic?
    Inside or Outside?
    You have a lot of big decisions to make.

  6. ArdieLange says: Jun 17, 2009 3:03 PM

    Help kids get active and healthy in your community.

  7. JeffDuncan says: Jun 17, 2009 3:26 PM

    In other news, Josh McDaniels confidently prowled the sidelines of the latest Broncos’ OTA practice while every player on the roster rolled their eyes and mouthed the words “Can you believe this tool?” silently to each other.
    Welcome to the world of 3-13, Denver Broncos fans. It’s been quite a while since we’ve seen you here.

  8. Clayton Bigsby says: Jun 17, 2009 3:54 PM

    After Marshall expect Champ to be the next Probowler to want out. McDaniels is out to break Matt Millens record on complete franchise destruction.

  9. TheDPR says: Jun 17, 2009 3:55 PM

    Can someone please explain the rules for injury settlement releases? I thought you can’t just cut a guy who’s hurt without paying him something. Seems that you can. What’s the rule?

  10. Treez says: Jun 17, 2009 4:27 PM

    Boss Bailey never performed to his measurable.. and was always hurt.

  11. DwightKSchrute says: Jun 17, 2009 4:43 PM

    ” Once you’re a Bronco, you’re always a Bronco”
    Somebody forgot to let Jay Cutler in on this little tidbit…

  12. Jon Snow says: Jun 17, 2009 5:02 PM

    I hate to break it to you guys, but the rest of the team is 100% on board. If Champ wanted out he would’ve stated so by now – they’ve been practicing / working out for weeks; months even. Boss has not been to any of the OTAs because he is (and always has been) too banged up; plus he was paid his money a while back if you cared to notice.
    Cutler & Marshall never attended any of the OTAs. i.e. they never once attempted to buy in to what McDaniels is doing. That means something. The only two to not show up and buy in are gone. Makes sense, right?
    Wiegmann was disgruntled at first; showed up and now he has been paid. Amazing how that works (eh, Brandon?)
    Scheffler was disgruntled too (mostly because of Cutler leaving), but again, he showed up, has bought in and now he’s figuring to be a key part of the offense.
    It’s not rocket science. The cancers have been eradicated (1/2 of the defense included), the team has nothing but “team players” left and the only exits now will be by those that aren’t talented enough to earn a spot.
    But, the underestimation continues because most fail to recognize the distinction from what was (with Shanahan) and what is (with McDaniels), or they’re too ill-informed to have an opinion that differs from that of the talking heads (who we all know are always right).
    Even Florio predicts an 8-8 season. Now, how is it that a team that loses players of the caliber of Cutler & Marshall, and a coach of the caliber of Shanahan, is predicted to have the same record they had last year (and the same average over the last 3 seasons)? Those are things that make you go…. hmmm. Everything else is BS. But, oh well, hate on I guess.

  13. JadeHellbringer says: Jun 17, 2009 5:03 PM

    “DwightKSchrute says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 4:43 pm
    ” Once you’re a Bronco, you’re always a Bronco”
    Somebody forgot to let Jay Cutler in on this little tidbit… ”
    He knows all about it. He just hasn’t been able to scrub himself hard enough in the locker room shower to get rid of it.

  14. Chiggs says: Jun 17, 2009 5:35 PM

    People in this comments section are being utter morons. Cutting Boss Bailey has been long overdue, any Broncos fan knows it. He’s the glass man of Denver.
    Face it: Mike Shanahan’s Broncos were average (except 2005). People crying gloom and doom are clueless. They should have been crying gloom and doom whent the Rat blew two draft picks on a chump QB that came out of nowhere to be a top prospect, instead of addressing the suspect O-line that Steelers blew apart in that AFC Championship Game.

  15. FumbleNuts says: Jun 17, 2009 8:43 PM

    On a GOOD note, I heard Kyle Orton threw 5 int’s in practice the other day!

  16. Brewster says: Jun 17, 2009 10:14 PM

    Jon Snow says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 5:02 pm
    Cutler & Marshall never attended any of the OTAs. i.e. they never once attempted to buy in to what McDaniels is doing. That means something. The only two to not show up and buy in are gone. Makes sense, right?
    >>>No it doesn’t make sense, they were the bulk of the offense which McDaniels destroyed.
    Wiegmann was disgruntled at first; showed up and now he has been paid. Amazing how that works (eh, Brandon?)
    >>No again, why pay a center more than your QB and primary WR? when was the last time a center won a game in the last two minutes or in OT. the answer is never.
    Scheffler was disgruntled too (mostly because of Cutler leaving), but again, he showed up, has bought in and now he’s figuring to be a key part of the offense.
    >>We’ll see if McD uses him effectively since he’s a receiver not a blocker.
    It’s not rocket science. The cancers have been eradicated (1/2 of the defense included), the team has nothing but “team players” left and the only exits now will be by those that aren’t talented enough to earn a spot.
    >>>>They had no defense, so 50% of zero is what ? Zero
    Even Florio predicts an 8-8 season. Now, how is it that a team that loses players of the caliber of Cutler & Marshall, and a coach of the caliber of Shanahan, is predicted to have the same record they had last year (and the same average over the last 3 seasons)? Those are things that make you go…. hmmm. Everything else is BS. But, oh well, hate on I guess.
    >>>8-8 is a pipe dream, 4-12 is more likely with no QB, two small Wr’s and once again no defense which the rookie coach failed to address in the draft.
    _____________
    Chiggs says:
    June 17th, 2009 at 5:35 pm
    People in this comments section are being utter morons. Cutting Boss Bailey has been long overdue, any Broncos fan knows it. He’s the glass man of Denver.
    >>Boss Bailey is so insignificant that no one other than utter Broncomaniacs even know who he is, or care so calling them morons is moronic.
    Face it: Mike Shanahan’s Broncos were average (except 2005). People crying gloom and doom are clueless. They should have been crying gloom and doom whent the Rat blew two draft picks on a chump QB that came out of nowhere to be a top prospect, instead of addressing the suspect O-line that Steelers blew apart in that AFC Cham
    >>If the chump QB you’re referring to is Cutler maybe he or the Goodmans knew more than you’re giving him/them credit for. Cutler may be an arrogant punk, but he has time to mature, and he is already one of the top 10 QB’s in the NFL, and he’s now playing elsewhere than Denver which is a negative not a positive for the Broncos.
    Any Broncos fan who thinks getting rid of Cutler and Marshall is a good thing and that McDaniels is building for the future is delusional. While they both have maturity problems they also have significant upside potential that can propel a franchise into the playoffs/Super Bowl. They need to be developed, coached, guided and encouraged to achieve their potential, it’s called “managing”, which McDaniels seems to be ill equipped to do at this point in his career.
    Bowlen made a huge mistake in hiring McDaniels and it’s going to be a long 24-36 months for Broncos fans until the nightmare is over.

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