The regular season is winding down for most players, but it never really got going for Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey.
Bailey has played just three games this season because of a foot injury, returning twice only to aggravate the injury and return to the bench. Bailey said Thursday that he feels “physically, mentally, emotionally” ready to see if the third time’s the charm.
“I feel good about what I can do,” Bailey said, via the team’s website. “I think now it’s just being smart about how I go about doing it and making sure I don’t have any setbacks and I don’t wear myself down or anything like that. The good thing is I’m fresh, I’m ready to go. I’ve had some time off and I’m ready to go.”
Bailey said the lack of action this season has left most of his body feeling much fresher than it would normally feel at this point in the season, although that comes with the rather large caveat that none of that matters if he can’t get around on his foot. It sounds like Bailey will get some time in the next two weeks to see if the foot is sound and if he can help Denver’s frequently leaky defense tighten things up in the postseason.