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Jets Sign CFL Pass Rusher Freddie Bishop III

Former Western Michigan Standout Had 12 Sacks Including Playoffs for Calgary in 2015


The Jets have signed linebacker Freddie Bishop III, the former Canadian Football League pass-rushing DE, to a contract.

Bishop (6'4", 265), whose signing was announced today, comes to the Green & White from the Calgary Stampeders, where he capped his 2015 season with an 11-sack regular season, tied for fourth in the CFL, plus one more in the playoffs.

Bishop, 25, hails from the state of Michigan. He was an all-state defender as a senior at Airport HS, then spent five seasons at Western Michigan. After his redshirt freshman season, he had 15 sacks and 31.5 tackles for loss in four seasons as a Broncos defensive lineman.

He signed with Detroit as an undrafted free agent after the 2013 draft but was released before camp started in July of that year. After being signed to Calgary's practice roster in 2013, he played the '14 and '15 seasons for the Stamps, compiling 60 tackles, 14 sacks and a forced fumble.

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