Evening notes: Champ Bailey honored

Denver Broncos cornerback Champ Bailey is being honored Thursday as the 2010 Colorado Athlete of the year by the Denver Athletic Club.

The 12-year veteran has been in nine Pro Bowls and has been in Denver since 2004. Bailey is the ninth Broncos player to win this award and the first since Jake Plummer won after the 2005 season.

Kansas City Chiefs coach Todd Haley tells the Kansas City Star that he thinks third-year left tackle Branden Albert is ready for a big season.

We had to see this coming. Jets’ cornerback Darrelle Revis is unhappy with his deal and he wants a contract north of the whopping $15 million-plus-a-year deal the Raiders gave cornerback Nnamdi Asomugha last year. When Bailey is a free agent after this season, I’m sure he’ll be looking for a whopper as well. I love the chaos Al Davis and his open wallet creates around the league.