'We came in with the mindset that we wanted to dominate': CB Essang Bassey on the defense's shutout
Cornerback Essang Bassey checks in with team reporter Sydney Jones following the Broncos' win vs. the Rams to discuss the defense's dominant performance, his three interceptions this preseason and more.
Essang Bassey intercepts his third pass of the preseason | Rams at Broncos
Cornerback Essang Bassey intercepts a pass from Rams quarterback Stetson Bennett.
'The more you can do, the more valuable you are': CB Essang Bassey discusses his versatility
Cornerback Essang Bassey checks in with team reporter Sydney Jones following the Broncos' second preseason game to discuss his interception vs. the 49ers, his versatility in the secondary and more.
Essang Bassey snags interception for second straight week | Broncos at 49ers
A week after picking off a pass against the Cardinals, cornerback Essang Bassey adds another interception against the San Francisco 49ers.
CB Essang Bassey on his first-quarter interception vs. Arizona: 'I was able to capitalize and make a play tonight'
Cornerback Essang Bassey details his interception and how the Broncos will learn from the preseason opener.
Essang Bassey intercepts pass from Arizona's Clayton Tune | Broncos at Cardinals
Broncos cornerback Essang Bassey intercepts a pass in the first quarter against the Arizona Cardinals.
Broncos players, Miles the Mascot, cheerleaders join with kids from the Broncos Boys & Girls Club for 2022 Miles for Miles
On Tuesday, guard Dalton Risner, cornerback Essang Bassey, Denver Broncos Cheerleaders and Miles the mascot spent the afternoon walking with kids from the Broncos Boys & Girls Club as part of the Miles for Miles PLAY 60 initiative.
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BASSEY AT A GLANCE:
- A third-year cornerback from Wake Forest University who became Denver's 24th college free agent since 1997 to make the 2020 Week 1 active roster out of training camp.
- Played 14 career regular-season games (3 starts) with the Broncos (2020-21) and L.A. Chargers (2021), recording 23 tackles (21 solo), one interception (26 yds.), two passes defensed and one fumble recovery.
- Saw action in 12 games (3 starts) in his initial season, collecting 22 tackles (20 solo), one interception (26 yds.), two passes defensed, one fumble recovery and one special-teams stop before sustaining a season-ending knee injury in Week 13 at Kansas City.
- Appeared in 52 games during his collegiate career for the Demon Deacons, totaling 228 career tackles (162 solo), five interceptions (31 yds., 1 TD), one sack (8 yds.), 50 passes defensed, one forced fumble and three fumble recoveries.
- Elected team captain and received First Team all-state Class 5-A honors by the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, Atlanta Journal-Constitution and Georgia Sports Writers Association at Columbus (Ga.) High School.
- Entered the NFL with Denver as a college free agent on April 26, 2020.
#DENvsLAC postgame injury update: Russell Wilson suffers hamstring injury against Chargers
OLB Aaron Patrick and CB Essang Bassey also suffered injuries in the game.
Broncos place Justin Simmons on injured reserve, promote Essang Bassey to active roster
Denver also signed veteran safety Anthony Harris to their practice squad.
Broncos place CB Bryce Callahan on IR, designate three cornerbacks for return
The Broncos also signed a player to their practice squad.
Injury Report: Broncos awaiting test results on Bolles', Callahan's injuries
Head Coach Vic Fangio said Monday that should Bolles miss time to recover, he has "total confidence" in reserve lineman Calvin Anderson.
Broncos place Essang Bassey, Duke Dawson Jr., Baron Browning on Physically Unable to Perform list
While Bassey, Dawson and Browning will begin training camp on PUP, several other Broncos who have rehabbed from injuries will avoid the designation.
Courtland Sutton impressing in rehab; Albert Okwuegbunam, Essang Bassey likely not 'full speed' to start training camp
"I can't imagine that he could be doing any better than he is at this stage in rehab," Head Coach Vic Fangio said of Sutton.
Broncos place CB Essang Bassey on IR
The Broncos also designated Derrek Tuszka for return from IR and began his 21-day practice window.
Injury Report: Essang Bassey to miss rest of 2020 with knee injury
Bassey started three games for the Broncos this season after making the Broncos' roster as an undrafted player.
Fangio provides injury updates on Bassey, Glasgow after #DENvsKC
Graham Glasgow suffered an injury in the first quarter, while Bassey left the game later.
Mile High Morning: Broncos rookie Essang Bassey's inspirational story featured in new podcast series narrated by Keegan-Michael Key
In "DRAFTED," a new documentary-style podcast series, Bassey is one of several rookies who are followed closely through the draft process.
Mile High Morning: After Broncos' rookies pressed into big roles in season opener, here's how they did
With injuries to veterans Courtland Sutton and A.J. Bouye, the Broncos relied heavily on their rookies in the season opener.
'I'm just overwhelmed with emotions': CB Essang Bassey adds to Broncos' history of successful undrafted free agents
The Broncos have now had an undrafted rookie make their initial 53-man roster in 16 of the last 17 seasons.