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Champ Bailey should be a Falcon. He should have been one back in 2004 when Washington traded him and a second-round pick to Denver for Clinton Portis. Ten years later, the Falcons should still bring him in to compete at safety and be depth at cornerback.
Bailey would also be an ideal veteran leader who could impart his wisdom into a young secondary that features two corners who are second-year players and a nickel that could be departing because of an original round restricted free-agent tender.
At this point in his career, Bailey shouldn't expect to get a ton of money on the market. He should look for the best situation that helps him play another year or two while also allowing him to have a shot at a title. If he wants to do that, coming home to Atlanta should be at the top of his list.
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Scott Carasik is a Featured Columnist for Bleacher Report. He covers the Atlanta Falcons, College Football, NFL and the NFL draft. He also runs DraftFalcons.com.