Ben Bass (American football)

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Ben Bass
Free agent
Position: Defensive End
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-12) October 12, 1989 (age 25)
Place of birth: Grapevine, Texas
Height: 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight: 293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
High school: Plano West
College: Texas A&M
Undrafted: 2012
Career history
*Inactive and/or offseason member only
Roster status: Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2014
Tackles: 1
Sacks: 0
Games: 2
Stats at
Stats at

Benjamin Joseph Bass[1] (born October 12, 1989) is an American football defensive end for the New England Patriots of the National Football League. He was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football for Texas A&M.

Early years[edit]

Bass played college football for Texas A&M. He redshirted in 2007, and missed the 2009 season due to academics. He only started three games at A&M, including two during his senior season.[2] In his senior season, He had 26 tackles, 2 sacks and a pass deflection.[3]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

After not being selected in the 2012 NFL Draft, he received a tryout invitation for rookie-minicamp where he performed well enough to be signed as an undrafted free agent. On September 1st, he was released and later signed to the practice squad.[4] On November 13, he was promoted to the active roster after the team placed Kenyon Coleman on the injured reserve list, due to a torn triceps injury he suffered against the Philadelphia Eagles.[5] On December 1st, he was placed on injured reserve list due to an ankle injury.[6]

In 2013, with the Cowboys moving to a 4-3 defense and the Tyrone Crawford season ending injury, there were high expectations for Bass to earn a bigger role, but he suffered a separated shoulder in practice and was placed on the injured reserve list on September 5.

In 2014, he suffered a hamstring injury that limited his practice time in training camp.

New England Patriots[edit]

On August 12, 2014, an injured Bass was traded to the New England Patriots for cornerback Justin Green.[7] On August 26, he was cut and later signed to the practice squad.[8]


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