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Top Essang Bassey News

  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Activated from PUP list

    Bassey (knee) was activated from the PUP list Saturday, per the NFL's official transaction log.

    Bassey returned to practice in early November and will be available to make his season debut against the Eagles on Sunday. He logged 23 tackles (21 solo), an interception and two pass defenses across 12 appearances last year.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Returning to practice

    Bassey (knee) was designated to return from the PUP list Wednesday.

    Bassey began the season on the PUP list while continuing his recovery from surgery to repair a torn ACL in December 2020, and he's now been cleared to practice. There's now a 21-day practice window in which the 23-year-old can be reinstated to the active roster.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Lands on reserve/PUP list

    The Broncos placed Bassey (knee) on the reserve/PUP list Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the Denver Broncos' official website reports.

    Bassey started training camp on the PUP list as he continued to rehab from his December surgery to repair his torn ACL. He will now miss at least the first six weeks of the regular season, and when he returns, he will have an uphill battle to surpass Ronald Darby, Bryce Callahan and Kary Vincent on the depth chart.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Starting camp on PUP list

    Bassey (knee) was placed on the preseason PUP list Sunday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Bassey's placement on the PUP list was somewhat expected since he isn't yet back to 100 percent after he underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in December. It's not yet clear whether the UDFA will be ready for Week 1 against the Giants.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Won't be 100 percent for camp

    Bassey (knee) will begin training camp with limitations, Zac Stevens of reports.

    Bassey underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in December, so it's not too surprising he won't be fully cleared for the start of camp. The UDFA played well as a rookie in 12 games before the injury with 23 tackles (21 solo) and an interception, though he may not be ready for Week 1 while working through his rehab.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Heads to IR

    The Broncos placed Bassey (knee) on injured reserve Wednesday.

    Bassey was diagnosed with a torn ACL in his left knee following Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, so this news isn't quite surprising. The undrafted free agent out of Wake Forest performed well in his rookie campaign, compiling 23 tackles (21 solo) and an interception across 12 games. He'll hit the recovery trail after surgery, and it's unclear whether he'll be ready for the beginning of the 2021 season.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Out for season

    Bassey suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during Sunday's loss to the Chiefs and will undergo season-ending surgery, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

    An undrafted rookie out of Wake Forest, Bassey played a major role in the Broncos' secondary this season and was quite impressive in the process. He allowed just 188 receiving yards and a touchdown over 12 games (354 snaps). Bassey will soon join Bryce Callahan (foot) on injured reserve. With the injury happening so late in the season, it's unclear if Bassey will be ready for the 2021 campaign. Duke Dawson is expected to bump into a starting role moving forward.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Injures knee on SNF

    Bassey (knee) has been ruled out for the remainder of Sunday's game against the Chiefs, Zac Stevens of DNVR Sports reports.

    Bassey hurt his knee in the third quarter and was promptly ruled out, which suggests the injury could be serious. Duke Dawson will step in for the injured Bassey as the Denver defense attempts to keep Patrick Mahomes and the high-flying Kansas City passing game in check.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Continues climb up depth chart

    Bassey's recent rise made established veterans Isaac Yiadom and De'Vante Bausby expendable, Zac Stevens of reports.

    A few weeks ago, Bassey looked like a potential developmental project after going undrafted out of Wake Forest. Now, with Yiadom traded and the presumed CB3 Bausby cut, Bassey could slot as high as CB3 or CB4 depending on the matchup and development of fellow youngsters Davontae Harris and Michael Ojemudia. Reports out of camp have been that Bassey performed well at nickelback in practice this week.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Gets some first-team work

    Bassey played nickel with the first-team defense Wednesday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    The Broncos must have liked what they saw in Bassey, as reports indicate that third-year corner Isaac Yiadom is heading to the Giants in a trade. The undrafted rookie led the ACC with 16 passes defended in 2017 and picked off five passes during his time at Wake Forest. Though the time with the first-team and the Yiadom trade makes it more likely that Bassey makes the final squad, he's unlikely to slot higher than CB4 behind A.J. Bouye, Bryce Callahan and De'Vante Bausby.

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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Columbus, GA
Age: 23
Class: Sophomore