Champ Bailey introduced as newest Bronco

With the trade complete between Denver and Washington, cornerback Champ Bailey was officially introduced as a member of the Broncos team on Thursday. Read more about Bailey and view photos of his news conference.

Bailey Becomes the Newest Bronco - Denver Broncos.com - Andrew Mason
Thursday, March 4, 2004 - Champ Bailey was thoughtful, and compared to others who graced the podium in the Broncos' expansive meeting room, he tilted toward the quiet side as he stepped forward for his first public engagement as a member of the Denver Broncos. But his reserve on the surface couldn't mask his confidence. That shone through as he stepped into the spotlight on his first day as a Denver Bronco after the consummation of a blockbuster trade that brought Bailey and a second-round pick to the Broncos, while sending running back Clinton Portis east to the Washington Redskins.

Bailey-Portis trade done - Denver Post
Friday, March 05, 2004 - The Denver Broncos and Washington Redskins today officially announced a trade of Pro Bowl players sending Broncos running back Clinton Portis to Washington in exchange for cornerback Champ Bailey. The long-expected announcement of the trade, triggered when Portis threatened a lengthy holdout unless the Broncos renegotiated his contract, was made this afternoon at Broncos headquarters in Dove Valley.


Champ Bailey and his wife Hanady look to Denver Broncos head coach Mike Shanahan. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


Champ Bailey looks on with his wife Hanady. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


Champ Bailey talks to the media. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


Champ Bailey smiles during news conference. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)


Champ Bailey leaves following press conference. (AP Photo/Jack Dempsey)

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