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Plan is to keep Champ Bailey at CB, John Elway says

Rahim Moore is the member of the Denver Broncos secondary most associated with the team's stunning playoff loss to the Baltimore Ravens. But Moore isn't the only one who wants to bury that game tape.

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Champ Bailey's sterling reputation took a hit thanks to Ravens speedster Torrey Smith, who beat Bailey in coverage several times. Bailey will be 35 in June, and it's been speculated the future Hall of Famer could be shifted to safety in the near future.

Coach John Fox said in January that Denver didn't plan to move Bailey. On Thursday, Broncos executive vice president John Elway confirmed there have been no talks of a position change.

"I don't think that's gonna happen," Elway said Thursday on KKFN-FM in Denver. "I think that's a rumor out there. I think the plan right now is to leave Champ at corner. We haven't had any discussions. I know there's been some talk out there but in this building there's not been any talk as far as moving Champ to safety."

Moving Bailey would represent a panic move at this point. Even at his advanced age, Bailey remained one of the game's top corners in 2012. He eventually could follow the path of Charles Woodson and migrate to safety, but it's not happening yet.

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