The Broncos already knew they would begin the season without Von Miller, their best pass-rusher. Now they also won't have their best cornerback. Champ Bailey has been ruled out of Thursday's game against the Ravens because of a sprained foot. Bailey suffered the injury in a preseason game back on Aug. 17, and he has been barely practiced since. He was in a walking boot until Saturday.
Attention, Torrey Smith and Joe Flacco owners. The Broncos' defensive backfield still looks pretty good with Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie and Chris Harris , a couple of very good corners. But it's difficult to replace a player like Bailey. I expect Smith and Flacco to test out the back end of that defense often tomorrow night.