September 6, 2020 02:36 AM
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.
September 3, 2020 03:20 PM
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.