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Champ Bailey inactive for Denver Broncos' 'MNF' tilt

The Denver Broncos are giving Champ Bailey another week.

Bailey was inactive for Monday night's game against the Oakland Raiders. ESPN first reported the news.

Bailey returned to practice last Thursday, a month after suffering a strained foot during training camp. He has been practicing on a limited basis.

Chris Harris has been starting in Bailey's place, while Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie has filled Bailey's role of covering the opposition's top receiver.

Given his age and Denver's big-picture goals, it makes sense for Bailey to go down a more conservative path in his recovery. The Broncos, like the rest of the civilized world, likely believe they can take care of the Raiders even without their veteran star.

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