Basham signed a two-year, $6.5 million contract with Dallas on Thursday, Manish Mehta of New York Daily News reports. Dallas fortifies its pass rush with Thursday's addition of Basham, as the franchise welcomes a player who quietly notched 13 QB hits and a career-high 3.5 sacks in 2020. The 27-year-old brings with him the experience of 11 starts and 32 appearances the past two seasons. While this transaction may not constitute a high-profile addition to the Cowboys' pass rush, it's a nudge in the right direction after Dallas tied for 22nd in sacks last year.
Basham finished with five tackles (two solo), a sack, three quarterback hits and two forced fumbles in Sunday's 23-16 win over the Browns. Basham consistently got into the Cleveland backfield and made quarterback Baker Mayfield cough the ball up twice. He now has a career-high three sacks and has tied last season's career-best total of 33 tackles with one game to play.
Basham (illness) has been cleared for Sunday's game versus the Bills, Gregg Bell of The Tacoma News Tribune reports. Basham missed Thursday's practice due to an illness, but he's back on track after practicing fully Friday. The fourth-year linebacker out of Ohio hasn't shown much promise as an IDP contributor, as he's posted just 11 tackles and a sack through six games.
Basham (illness) was held out of the Jets' practice session Thursday, Rich Cimini of ESPN.com reports. It has been confirmed that the 26-year-old is dealing with a non-COVID-related illness, perhaps shortening the length of his inactive stint. Basham has been playing an integral role for the Jets this season, with an average of 38.2 defensive snaps per game over the first six weeks of 2020. During a 24-0 Week 6 loss to the Dolphins, Basham picked up his first sack of the season. If he can't make it back in time for a Week 7 matchup against Buffalo, Blake Cashman would be in line for additional snaps at outside linebacker.
Basham (hip) will play in Sunday's game against the 49ers. Basham logged limited practices throughout the week with the hip issue before ultimately being designated as questionable. Now healthy, the Ohio product will presumably take over his usual starting role at linebacker for Week 2.
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