Happy waiver claim day, everyone, and if you're a David Bass fan, like myself and Sam of the WCG Sunday Livestream are, you're disappointed by today's waiver claim news.
#Titans claimed David Bass & Steven Johnson, as they look to add depth.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) September 6, 2015
David Bass, of course, is the former DE/OLB of the Chicago Bears. He was cut in yesterday's final wave of cuts, lost in the number crunch of the OLB position held by this year's free agent acquisitions of Sam Acho and Pernell McPhee, as well as last year's additions of Lamarr Houston, Jared Allen and Willie Young.
Bass was placed on waivers by the Oakland Raiders in 2013, and the Bears snapped up the pass-rusher.
In two years as a Bear, Bass played in 20 games, picking up 21 tackles, 4 sacks, and batted an interception that he returned himself for a touchdown. The Bears had hoped to sneak him through waivers and place him on the practice squad via the exemption that holds a spot for up to two players with up to two accrued seasons of NFL time.
The Bears can claim people too, however, and they've claimed an offensive lineman and a safety.
G/T Patrick Omameh was claimed by Bears. DL C. Lyons claimed by Steelers.
— Rick Stroud (@NFLSTROUD) September 6, 2015
Patrick Omameh is a 6'4" lineman who started all 16 games with the Buccaneers last season, as a right guard. Possibly paving the way for Kyle Long to move to right tackle, or playing tackle himself?
Harold Jones-Quartey is an undrafted free agent from Findlay, standing at 5'11" and 215 pounds. His bio from the Cardinals website is currently still here; he picked up 241 tackles, nine tackles for loss, four interceptions, 21 passes defended and three forced fumbles in his four year career at Findlay.
The Bears will need to remove two players to add Jones-Quartey and Omameh by 3 PM CT.
What are your thoughts on the moves?
#Bears have informed veteran S Sherrod Martin they will terminate his contract.
— Brad Biggs (@BradBiggs) September 6, 2015