NFL notebook: Champ Bailey retires as member of Broncos
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — Champ Bailey said goodbye to the NFL on Tuesday after signing a ceremonial one-day contract with the Broncos.
Bailey, 36, retired with a cornerback-record 12 Pro Bowl selections and more interceptions (52) than any active player.
“Until my last snap I tried to be the best on the field,” Bailey said. “We all get old in this game.”
• Panthers coach Ron Rivera said he “probably” has given up hope of Greg Hardy playing this season after the NFL’s suspended Vikings running back Adrian Peterson for the remainder of the year.
• The Browns waived disgruntled running back Ben Tate, who had just two carries in Sunday’s loss to Houston, his former team.
• The Colts signed former Pro Bowl return specialist Josh Cribbs and tight end Weslye Saunders, placed running back Ahmad Bradshaw on injured reserve and waived linebacker Victor Butler.
• Jonas Gray was given 2 more yards rushing by a scoring change that makes him the third Patriots player with more than 200 in a game. The change by the NFL brings his Sunday total to 201 in the fourth game of his career.