Champ Bailey has agreed to a two-year contract with the Saints, according to Mike Triplett of ESPN.com. The 35-year old veteran wanted to continue his NFL career and the Saints needed a cornerback,  it appears both sides are in a position to help each other.

A preseason foot injury limited Bailey to just eight games in 2013, three of which were in the playoffs and included Denver’s loss to Seattle in the Super Bowl.

Bailey is a 12-time Pro Bowler who has 15 seasons of NFL experience and will be 36 in June, he spent his first five years in the league with Washington and was traded to Denver in 2004.

“We are excited to be able to add a future Hall of Fame player with the addition of Champ Bailey,” Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said in a statement released by the team. “His career accomplishments mirror that of his high character and he’s a very prideful and competitive player who we believe will add to our defense. Having spent time with him recently and in our discussions with him, I know that he’s thrilled to be joining the New Orleans Saints and starting a new chapter in his professional life.”

Bailey would be competing for the starting job in New Orleans opposite Keenan Lewis, the team’s No.1 cornerback. The Saints have an opening after releasing Jabari Greer this offseason.

If Bailey is fully recovered from his foot injury it could be an ideal fit for both sides.

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