Saints GM: Champ Bailey will play cornerback

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New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis said that Champ Bailey was signed to play cornerback.

Bailey, 35, will be the No. 2 corner on the Saints while Keenan Lewis will shadow the top wideouts on opposing teams.

While a free agent Bailey expressed a willingness to play safety but that is not why he was brought to the Saints.

While Bailey may have declined, many are expecting him to have a bounce back season in New Orleans.

Bailey was given a two-year deal which could be worth as much as $7 million