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KUSA - Champ Bailey promised he would play this season, and the New Orleans Saints have helped him keep that promise.

The former Denver Broncos cornerback signed a two-year deal with New Orleans on Friday.

The 35-year-old is one the the greatest defensive backs in NFL history. Twelve of his 15 seasons were Pro Bowl seasons.

Demaryius Thomas was one of the first to congratulate his former teammate, taking to Twitter to say:

Bailey is expected to compete for the starting job in New Orleans.

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