Champ Bailey returns to Broncos practice

Doug Pensinger

The future Hall of Fame corner is back on the field in Denver.

The Denver Broncos welcomed Champ Bailey back to practice on Sunday. The cornerback returns after sitting out all activities over the previous two weeks with a foot injury, according to the Denver Post.

It's still uncertain whether Bailey will be able to play against the Baltimore Ravens in the Broncos' season-opener, but it is at least a possibility at this point. Bailey would certainly love to be out there, too,to try to redeem himself after being torched by Torrey Smith in last year's playoffs.

If Bailey can't play, Chris Harris and Tony Carter would be bumped into larger roles alongside Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie.

The 35-year-old Bailey is still Denver's best corner and is vital to their success, especially with linebacker Von Miller sidelined for the first six games. The Broncos might struggle to get going in the pass rush department, making their cover skills essential this season.

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