Broncos release Boss Bailey
The Denver Post
Denver, CO Colorado
DENVER, Colorado –The Broncos are back to just one Bailey brother.
The team this morning released linebacker Boss Bailey, the younger brother of cornerback Champ Bailey.
Bailey, who signed with the team as a free agent in 2008, started six games last season before suffering a season-ending knee injury on Oct. 20. He underwent microfracture surgery and spent the entire offseason rehabbing the knee in Denver with team doctors and trainers.
But he was not recovered enough to be able to practice with the team in any of its offseason practices.
“I wasn’t really surprised by it. I understand how the business goes,” Bailey said. “It’s a business call. I appreciate everything they’ve done for me since I’ve been here. Once you’re a Bronco, you’re always a Bronco.
Bailey said he “still has some work to do” to be ready to play for another team this season.
“He was totally professional in his approach, and the way he handled himself here,” coach Josh McDaniels said. “We felt it was the right thing to do for the player, to have the opportunity to latch onto another team by August.”