Bailey, Dawkins named to all-decade team

The Denver Broncos announced Wednesday that cornerback Champ Bailey and safety Brian Dawkins were named to the 2000s NFL All-Decade team. The league’s all-decade team is chosen by Pro Football Hall of Fame selection committee members.

Bailey has been with Denver since 2004. Dawkins came to Denver in 2009 after starring in Philadelphia. Bailey was named to ESPN.com’s all-decade team.

“This is one of the greatest honors that you can have in this league other than team things,” Bailey said in a statement released by the team. “As far as personal goals, this one never really crossed my mind. You always try to be the best you can be. I would like to thank my family, teammates and coaches for helping me achieve this tremendous award. I would not be where I am without them.”

Added Dawkins: “This is a tremendous honor for me to be recognized as one of the best out of all the safeties who have played in the NFL this decade. To know I’ve been able to do the things I’ve been able to do, with the help of my teammates, to earn a spot on the league’s all-decade team means a lot.”

The team will be announced Sunday during the Pro Bowl, which will be broadcast live on ESPN at 7:20 p.m. ET.