Broncos Replacing Champ

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. (AP) - Broncos defensive back Karl Paymah's task may soon be to fill in for Champ Bailey, the most feared cover corner in the league.

With Bailey out for at least a month with a groin injury, Paymah is in line to get the first crack at taking over Bailey's role. He's replacing a corner who's been to eight straight Pro Bowls and picked off a league-leading 25 passes since 2004.

Paymah realizes he's going to be a tantalizing target for opposing quarterbacks, especially with Dre' Bly on the other side. Bly was the one teams tried to exploit when Bailey was around.

Now, Paymah may soon know how he feels. The Broncos play Miami on Sunday.

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