there appeared to be hope for the Denver Broncos
that they could retain star cornerback Champ Bailey
. The Denver Post reported that the team had resumed contract talks with Bailey.
However, later Wednesday
, there was a less-encouraging development: Bailey said he would put his Denver-area home up for sale.
That is usually not a move made by someone who is expecting to stay where he is. In reality, the fact that Bailey is putting up his house for sale doesn’t mean much. He can easily take it off the market if the Broncos come through with a new deal.
But this is an indication that the Broncos aren’t near where Bailey wants to be in the deal. There is a long time to go, and the fact that the two sides are talking again has to be looked at as progress. Yet, it is clear that Bailey can envision himself playing elsewhere in 2011.