The Champ has decided to hang 'em up.
Longtime former Broncos corner Champ Bailey is retiring after 15 seasons, says his agent, Jack Reale.
As Reale tells it, Bailey has drawn interest from a couple of teams, but has decided instead to move on.
On Monday, San Diego released corner Richard Marshall, who had become a favorite target for Peyton Manning over the past two seasons.
During the Broncos' past four games against the Chargers (including the 2013 divisional round), Manning has been nearly perfect when throwing Marshall's way.
The Broncos expectedly ruled out Omar Bolden (concussion) and Montee Ball (groin) for Thursday's game against San Diego.
Steven Johnson (ankle) is questionable, while five others are listed as probable.
Ball is reportedly progressing, and may practice on a limited basis next week, prior to Denver's game at New England.
Denver's Wednesday injury report is a carbon copy of Tuesday's; Brandon McManus (groin), Steven Johnson (ankle), Omar Bolden (concussion), and Montee Ball (groin) were again held out.
Ball is improving and did some conditioning work, but he'll miss Thursday's game against San Diego; Johnson and Bolden are also expected to sit.
The Broncos promoted running back Kapri Bibbs from their practice squad and waived his fellow ex-CSU Ram Shaq Barrett to make room for him.
According to Mike Klis, Denver called up Bibbs to prevent other teams from signing him.
As wins over Seattle and Buffalo became a significant streak with victories over the lesser Jags and Jets, San Diego had done wonders to overcome injuries.
But then they barely squeaked past Oakland last week, and on Sunday, they lost at home to Kansas City, allowing the Chiefs 154 rushing yards and 39 minutes of TOP.
With three first-half touchdown passes on Sunday night, Peyton Manning became the NFL's all-time leader in touchdown passes.
Manning threw touchdowns of three yards to Emmanuel Sanders and 39 yards to Wes Welker on Denver's first two possessions of the night.
After a five-and-out, Manning hit Demaryius Thomas from eight yards out for the record, with some nifty footwork from Demaryius in the front right corner of the end zone.
San Francisco will be without key starters Patrick Willis (toe) and Mike Iupati (concussion) on Sunday.
In a stunning move all around, Seattle has traded oft-injured offensive weapon Percy Harvin to the Jets for a conditional draft choice.
According to John Clayton, the pick will be either a second-, third-, or fourth-rounder in 2015.
Seattle is selling at a steep loss, as they first acquired Harvin from Minnesota in March 2013, in exchange for first- and seventh-round picks in 2013 and a third-rounder in 2014.
As expected, the Broncos promoted Shaq Barrett to their active roster on Wednesday.
Barrett takes the spot vacated by Danny Trevathan, who was placed on short-term IR.