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AFC West Standings

Team Div Overall
3-0-0 8-2-0
2-2-0 5-5-0
2-2-0 3-7-0
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2022 Defensive

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Total Tackles
INT
Interceptions
TD
Interceptions Returned For Touchdown
FUM
Forced Fumbles
SCK
Sacks
Regular Season 4 0 0 0 0.0

Top Essang Bassey News

  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Out for Week 8

    Bassey (hamstring) has been ruled out for the Broncos' Week 8 game versus the Jaguars.

    Bassey will miss Sunday's contest after suffering a hamstring injury in Week 6 against the Chargers, which has forced him to be absent for two consecutive games. With the Broncos' bye coming next week, Bassey will shift his focus to being ready for Week 10 versus Tennessee. In his absence, Michael Ojemudia could see a slight increase in usage.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Set to miss time with hamstring

    Bassey is expected to be sidelined for some time with a hamstring issue, Troy Renck of Denver 7 News reports.

    Though the severity of Bassey's hamstring injury remains unclear, it sounds like he'll need some time off to fully recover. In five games played for the Broncos in 2022, the 24-year-old collected just three tackles in that stretch. In Bassey's absence, Patrick Surtain and K'Waun Williams should continue operating with their usual starting roles, while Darius Phillips, Damarri Mathis and Michael Ojemudia could see more rotational snaps throughout Denver's secondary for the time being.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Claimed by Broncos

    The Broncos claimed Bassey off waivers from the Chargers, Zac Stevens of TheDNVR.com reports.

    Bassey appeared in 12 games for Denver in 2020 but played just once for Denver this past season, when he registered 10 special teams snaps against the Chargers in Week 12. The second-year corner began the season on the PUP list while recovering from surgery to repair a torn ACL suffered in December 2020. He was eventually claimed off waivers by the Chargers on Dec. 20 and appeared in 11 defensive snaps in Los Angeles' Week 16 loss to the Texans. He'll get a chance to reprise his role as a rotational cornerback with his original team heading into the 2022 season.

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  • Chargers' Essang Bassey: Finds new home

    Bassey was claimed off waivers from the Broncos on Monday,

    Bassey started the season on the PUP list with a torn ACL he suffered near the end of the 2020 season. He was activated from the PUP list on Nov. 13 and made his season debut against the Chargers in Week 12, playing 10 special-teams snaps. The second-year pro appeared in 12 games for the Broncos last season, netting 23 tackles (21 solo). With Tevaughn Campbell and Kemon Hall both on the COVID-19 list and the status of Asante Samuel (concussion) still up in the air, Bassey could step into an immediate role with the Chargers on Sunday against the Texans.

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  • 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 TheDNVR.com 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 TheDNVR.com 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Columbus, GA
Age: 24
School: Wake Forest
Experience: 3