Our Jets roster countdown now looks to David Bass.
Name: David Bass
Year with Jets: 2nd
Projected Role: Situational pass rusher
His 2017: The Seahawks released Bass early in the season, and the Jets signed him prior to their Week 3 game against the Dolphins. Bass promptly registered sacks in his first two games in the green and white but only picked up 1.5 more over the final 11 games of the season. He remained unsigned through much of the offseason. The Jets finally re-signed him after not selecting an edge rusher in the NFL Draft.
2018 will be a success if: Bass plays at a much higher level than he has in the rest of his career. He only has 9 career sacks despite being in the league since 2013. For some reason players like like this tend to get the “solid veteran” label even though only the veteran part is accurate.
Odds of making the roster: The fact the Jets left him unsigned for so long means he isn’t totally safe, but I think the coaching staff’s familiarity with him makes Bass More Likely Than Not (50-75%).