Champ Bailey expected to miss Week Eight

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The Broncos face the Redskins in Week Eight, a game that might have special meaning for cornerback Champ Bailey.

Bailey started his NFL career in Washington before being traded to the Broncos, who were coached by current Redskins coach Mike Shanahan at the time, but it doesn’t look like he’ll be in the lineup against his former club. Bailey reinjured his left foot in Sunday night’s loss to the Colts and it looks like the injury that kept him out for the first five games of the year will force him out once more.

Mike Klis of the Denver Post reports that an MRI turned up no new injury or structural damage to Bailey’s foot, but the message from the Broncos was still one of caution about next steps with Bailey’s tender foot.

Coach John Fox termed Bailey’s status as “week-to-week” on Monday, a suggestion that this week is one that the Broncos will have to go without the veteran cornerback. The Broncos have a bye in Week Nine, which would give Bailey two weeks to rest and rehab the foot before the next decision about whether he’ll be on the field.