Bailey wants a shot at WR

When Redskins cornerback Champ Bailey visited Denver this week, he expressed a desire to coach Mike Shanahan to be able to play some at wide receiver in addition to his duties in the secondary. Read about Bailey's goal of being a two-way player in today's news reports.

Bailey bids to take on double duty - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, February 27, 2004 - After the Broncos made their pitch to Washington Pro Bowl cornerback Champ Bailey, he made his pitch. He lobbied to be used at wide receiver. "I don't want to make it a secret about me wanting to play offense," Bailey said at Denver International Airport, just before he departed early Thursday morning.

Out on the weekend - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Friday, February 27, 2004 - Denver Post sports writer Adam Schefter posts his Broncos Mailbag every other Friday during the offseason.

Turner: There is no need to panic - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
February 27, 2004 - To say Denver Broncos running backs coach Bobby Turner was anything less than shocked at news that his star pupil could be headed to the nation's capital in a blockbuster trade would be untrue. But Clinton Portis' seemingly imminent departure to the Washington Redskins hasn't produced a sense of alarm, either.

Broncos, Bailey flesh out detail - Daily Camera - Associated Press
February 27, 2004 - The agent for Washington Redskins cornerback Champ Bailey says he has had "substantive discussions" on a new contract that would bring Bailey to the Denver Broncos and is awaiting a written proposal from the team. The proposed trade would send Bailey and Washington's second-round draft choice to the Broncos in exchange for running back Clinton Portis.

Sundquist: Negotiations With Bailey 'Going Well' - - Andrew Mason
Thursday, February 26, 2004 - While emphasizing that the negotiations are not completed, General Manager Ted Sundquist felt that the Broncos and Champ Bailey emerged from Wednesday's series of meetings at Dove Valley several steps closer to having the contract in place for a trade that will enable the Broncos to acquire the Washington Redskins' Pro Bowl cornerback.

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