Baltimore Ravens work out Champ Bailey


The Baltimore Ravens are turning over every rock for help in their injury-riddled secondary.

The team worked out veteran free-agent cornerback Champ Bailey on Tuesday at team headquarters, but the former All-Pro didn't sign a contract, NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported, via a source informed of the workout.

In a related move, the Ravens did re-sign Dominique Franks, who played well for the club in the preseason.

Baltimore is thin at cornerback after Asa Jackson suffered a severely sprained toe in Sunday's loss to the Colts. Coach John Harbaugh told reporters this week that Jackson will "probably" be placed on the team's injured reserve-designated to return list.

Bailey previously worked out for the Lions and is willing to play in the slot, as a nickelback or at the safety position, Rapoport reported last month. After a nagging plantar foot injury led to Bailey's release by the Saints prior to the season, his agent said in August that the 36-year-old defender is "fully healthy now."

The former Redskins and Broncos star isn't remotely the player he once was, but Bailey might get another shot as teams league-wide battle the injury bug.

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