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Jets agree to deal with Freddie Bishop III, former CFL defensive lineman

Freddie Bishop III #95 of the Calgary

Freddie Bishop III #95 of the Calgary Stampeders sacks Zach Collaros #4 of the Hamilton Tiger-Cats during the 102nd Grey Cup Championship Game at BC Place November 30, 2014 in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Photo Credit: Getty Images / Rich Lam

Head coach Todd Bowles wasn’t kidding about adding speed on the edge. A source confirmed to Newsday that the team has reached an agreement Friday on a two-year deal with former Canadian Football League defensive lineman Freddie Bishop III.

A native of Inkster, Michigan, Bishop (6-3, 255 pounds) had a breakout season for the Calgary Stampeders in 2015, recording 11 sacks, 44 tackles and forced fumble in 16 games. The Western Michigan alum is projected as to play linebacker in the NFL. Bishop, 25, joined the Stampeders in 2014, recording three sacks in nine games. For his career, he’s accumulated 14 sacks in 25 games and was a Grey Cup champion in 2014. According to ESPN, he had visited with seven NFL teams.

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