The Indianapolis Colts today signed outside linebacker Alex Bazzie to a reserve/future contract.
Bazzie, 6-2, 240 pounds, spent the last three years (2014-16) with the BC Lions of the Canadian Football League. He played in 50 games and totaled 83 tackles, 29.0 sacks, two forced fumbles and eight special teams stops. In 2016, Bazzie started all 18 games and tallied 31 tackles, 4.0 tackles for loss, 11.0 sacks and one forced fumble. In the playoffs, he started in the Western Semi-Final and Western Final at defensive end. Bazzie earned his first career West Division All-Star selection as his sack total led the team and ranked fourth in the league. He saw action in 15 games in 2015 and led the Lions with 8.0 sacks, while adding 18 tackles and six special teams stops. Bazzie notched three tackles in the Western Semi-Final playoff game. As a rookie in 2014, he appeared in 17 games and recorded 34 tackles, 10.0 sacks, one forced fumble and two special teams stops. Bazzie led the team with 9.0 tackles for loss and became just the third player in franchise history to register 10.0 or more sacks in their debut season. He originally signed with BC as a free agent in May 2014.
Collegiately, Bazzie played in 45 games at Marshall and totaled 109 tackles, 10.0 tackles for loss and 2.0 sacks. He was born in Liberia and moved to Maryland when he was five years old.
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