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Bailey says he never plans on playing safety

4:47 PM, Nov 29, 2012   |    comments
DENVER, CO - AUGUST 18: Cornerback Champ Bailey #24 of the Denver Broncos runs onto the field before a game against the Seattle Seahawks at Sports Authority Field Field at Mile High on August 18, 2012 in Denver, Colorado. (Photo by Justin Edmonds/Getty Images)
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Barber is a 37-year-old cornerback who has been converted to safety this season and has four interceptions, which leads the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Denver's next opponent.

Bailey is the most decorated cornerback in league history with a record 11 Pro Bowls. He said he appreciates Barber's longevity, but doesn't foresee himself ever switching to safety.

Bailey said he looks up to Barber and former NFL great Rod Woodson, who moved to free safety his last five seasons after a torn ACL ended his days as a cornerback, as inspirations as he gets long in the tooth himself.

Another player he reveres is former teammate Darrell Green, who played cornerback at Washington his entire 22-year career.

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