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Top Essang Bassey News

  • Chargers' Essang Bassey: Available to play

    Bassey (concussion) is active Saturday against the Bills.

    Deane Leonard (ankle) won't play Saturday, which opens the door for Bassey to take more snaps at corner. The fourth-year corner has played at least 27 snaps in each of the last four contests and could see that rise given the Chargers' lack of healthy secondary pieces.

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  • Chargers' Essang Bassey: Questionable for Week 16

    Bassey (concussion) is listed as questionable for Saturday's game against the Bills.

    Bassey was a full participant during Thursday's practice, yet his status for Saturday's game is up in the air. The veteran cornerback suffered a concussion in Week 15 against the Raiders and has been progressing through the league's concussion protocol. Bassey's status will be worth monitoring ahead of Saturday's matchup against Buffalo.

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  • Chargers' Essang Bassey: Ruled out with concussion

    Bassey will not return to Thursday's game against the Raiders after suffering a concussion.

    Bassey tallied one tackle before exiting the game just before halftime. He'll need to clear the league's concussion protocol prior to returning to the field, with his next chance coming in nine days during a Week 16 matchup against the Bills.

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  • Chargers' Essang Bassey: Claimed by Los Angeles

    The Chargers claimed Bassey off waivers from the Broncos on Wednesday.

    The Chargers cut DL Chris Hinton to make room for Bassey. He helps fill the void in Los Angeles' defensive backfield with the reported trade of J.C. Jackson back to the Patriots. Bassey appeared in one game for the Chargers last season, as he's bounced between the Broncos and Chargers since entering the NFL in 2020.

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  • Essang Bassey: Loses roster spot

    Bassey was waived by the Broncos on Tuesday, Aric DiLalla of the team's official site reports.

    Bassey entered the season as the team's nickel corner, but he ultimately lost the job to Ja'Quan McMillian this past week, according to Parker Gabriel of The Denver Post. Gabriel also speculates the move may have been made to create space for running back Dwayne Washington on the active roster, as Javonte Williams (hip) is considered questionable for Sunday's game against the Jets.

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  • Broncos' Essang Bassey: Returns to Broncos

    Bassey signed a one-year deal to return to the Broncos on Saturday, Mike Klis of 9News Denver reports.

    Bassey was a depth piece in the secondary for the Broncos in 2022, but he saw the majority of his action on special teams. While he was non-tendered as a free agent by the team, he should be in line to return to a similar role in 2023.

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  • Essang Bassey: Goes untendered by Denver

    The Broncos did not extend Bassey (hamstring) a tender or qualifying offer Wednesday, per the NFL's communications site.

    Bassey is coming off the second-most productive season of his four-year career, logging 15 tackles and two passes defended over 14 regular-season games in 2022. The 5-foot-10 cornerback missed back-to-back games with a hamstring injury midway through the season, and he saw his playing time on defense dwindle down the stretch of the season. As a result, Bassey wound up playing the majority of his 460 total snaps on special teams (250). The 24-year-old will now be free to negotiate and sign elsewhere this offseason.

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  • 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 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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Player Bio

HT/WT: 5-10, 190 lbs
Birthplace: Columbus, GA
Age: 25
School: Wake Forest
Experience: 5