Broncos bringing back Essang Bassey1 min read
One of the team’s biggest surprises in 2020, Bassey is a backup nickel and special teamer.
ENGLEWOOD, Colo. — All along, the Broncos hoped to re-sign backup nickelback Essang Bassey but it took some maneuvering.
First, they had to non-tender him as a restricted free agency because $2.63 million is simply considered too rich for fourth-year backups. But by doing so, the Broncos allowed Bassey to test the free market, where besides Denver he found Jacksonville and one other team strongly interested in signing him.
Bassey appeared headed for Jacksonville but when the Jaguars re-signed cornerback Tre Herndon on Saturday morning, Bassey decided later that day…
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