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Jets Add David Bass to LB Corps

5th-Year Pro Was Released by Seattle Earlier This Week; LB Freddie Bishop Is Waived


The Jets have signed linebacker David Bass and have waived linebacker Freddie Bishop.

Bass, released by Seattle on Tuesday, becomes the second Seahawk this month to join the Jets, following WR Jermaine Kearse's arrival in the Sept. 1 trade with the Seahawks.

Bass, listed as a 6'4", 267-pound DE in the 'Hawks' 4-3 defense, was a seventh-round pick (No. 233 overall) by Oakland in the 2013 NFL Draft. He was a final cut by the Raiders that year, then played two seasons with Chicago and two with Tennessee before moving to Seattle as an unrestricted free agent in May.

For his pro career, Bass has appeared in 51 games (nine starts) with 5.5 sacks, two interceptions — one returned for a touchdown vs. Baltimore in '13 — two fumbles forced and one recovered, and 77 defensive tackles.

Bishop had moved between the Jets' active roster and practice squad the past two seasons. He was signed from the practice squad to the active roster last Thursday and was on the field at Oakland for 12 defensive plays. In two seasons he played in five games (three starts) with 17 tackles, two tackles for loss and a pass defense.

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