rest - http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/...medium=twitterChamp Bailey arrived in Denver in March 2004, and has — save for a few injuries here and there — been a stalwart at left cornerback ever since. In eight seasons, Bailey has missed only 15 total games, including seven in 2008 and three early last season.
As I wrote a story about Bailey’s focus for 2012 for today’s Denver Post, I couldn’t help but wonder how many other cornerbacks have started for the Broncos since Bailey arrived. The answer? FIFTEEN other cornerbacks have started a game for the Broncos in that span. That includes guys who have filled in for Bailey when he’s been injured, and players who have earned a start as a “nickel” when the team has opened a game with three corners. The list includes Kelly Herndon (16 starts in 2004), Willie Middlebrook (2 starts in 2004), Lenny Walls (4 starts in 2004-2005), Darrent Williams (23 starts in 2005-2006), Domonique Foxworth (7 starts in 2005 and split time at corner and safety in 2006); Dre Bly (32 starts in 2007-2008), Karl Paymah (5 starts in 2007-2008), Joshua Bell (5 starts in 2008), Tony Carter (1 start in 2009), Ty Law (2 starts in 2009), Andre Goodman (40 starts from 2009-2011), Perrish Cox (9 starts in 2010), Cassius Vaughn (3 starts in 2011), Chris Harris (4 starts in 2011) and Jonathan Wilhite (4 starts in 2011).