Bailey, who’s best known for his play with the Redskins and the Broncos, decided to hang up his cleats after twelve impressive seasons. Hit the jump for details.

Via Complex Sports:

Just a few seasons ago, seeing a gap as big as the one above between future Hall of Fame cornerback Champ Bailey and the wideout he was supposed to cover would’ve been unheard of (and un-photographed for that matter). Perhaps that’s why the 12-time Pro Bowler officially retired earlier this afternoon. According to his agent he was listening to offers from other teams, but nothing appealed to Champ enough to get him to get back onto the field (last we had heard from Bailey, he was cut by the Saints in Training Camp). Because of this, the final game Champ ever played in will forever be that abomination that was last year’s Super Bowl.

In his 15-year NFL career, Bailey recorded more than 800 tackles, knocked down 174 passes and picked off 52 others. He also made 12 Pro Bowls in a 13-year stretch from 2000-2012 and was a three-time first-team All-Pro. Though NFL Hall of Fame voting has proven to be fairly unpredictable (see: Marvin Harrison), we have little doubt that Champ will be enshrined in Canton roughly five years from now.

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