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Jets Claim LB Tarell Basham

Second-Year Player Was Drafted by Colts in 2017

Indianapolis Colts linebacker Tarell Basham (58) lines up against the Tennessee Titans during an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 26, 2017, in Indianapolis. The Titans won the game 20-16. (Jeff Haynes/AP Images for Panini)

The Jets have claimed LB Tarell Basham off of waivers from Indianapolis and waived DL Bronson Kaufusi.

Basham, a 6'4", 256-pounder in his second NFL season, played in 16 games for the Colts in 2017-18. Appearing in 15 games his rookie campaign, the Ohio University product racked up two sacks and seven tackles. A third-round pick of the Colts in 2017, Basham was waived by the Colts Thursday.

Kaufusi was promoted to the 53-man roster on Monday after a stint on the practice squad.

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