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CB to get $18M signing bonus as trade nears

Champ Bailey will sign a seven-year, $63 million contract, the final piece of the puzzle in the trade that will send Bailey and a second-round draft choice to the Denver Broncos in exchange for Clinton Portis.

Originally Published: March 2, 2004
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

And now the second shoe has fallen.

Just one day after Clinton Portis agreed to the largest contract ever awarded a running back, ESPN.com has learned that Champ Bailey agreed to a landmark cornerback deal with Denver on Tuesday night that will result in the two players switching teams later this week.

The Washington Redskins star and four-time Pro Bowl performer will sign a seven-year, $63 million contract, the final piece of the puzzle in the trade that will send Bailey and a second-round ...

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