Bailey says he never plans on playing safety

Published on NewsOK Modified: November 29, 2012 at 5:44 pm •  Published: November 29, 2012

It's long been thought Bailey would switch to safety after his skills started to decline — and they've shown no signs of dipping in this, his 14th NFL season.

Asked to clarify that he'll never consider a move to safety, Bailey retorted: "I didn't say that. I said I don't PLAN on it."

Since entering the league as the seventh overall pick out of Georgia in 1999, Bailey ranks third in the league and first among cornerbacks with 51 interceptions. He also leads the league with 199 pass breakups since 1999, just ahead of Barber's 197.

Bailey is having another stellar season and in January could tie the NFL record for most Pro Bowls played with 12 — but that's one honor he'd rather leave to Randall McDaniel and Will Shields because he'd rather be back home getting ready for the Super Bowl the following week in New Orleans.


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