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Ricky Sapp | Linebacker | #45

Team: Unsigned Free Agent
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/14/1986
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 252
College: Clemson
Drafted: 2010 / Rd. 5 (134) / PHI
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Redskins waived OLB Ricky Sapp, LB Austin Spitler, WR Jerry Rice Jr, CB Thomas Wolfe, DB Kenny Okoro, OT Ty Nsekhe, OG Rishaw Johnson, DT Isaako Aaitui, LB Steve Beauharnais, WR Braylon Bell, OT Edawn Coughman, and DE Kenny Horsley.
Just some post-draft housecleaning by first-year GM Scot McCloughan. Mon, May 4, 2015 04:04:00 PM

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Texans placed OLB Ricky Sapp (hamstring) on injured reserve, ending his season.

A special teams player, Sapp was injured in Sunday's loss to Dallas. He could eventually be released with an injury settlement.
Tue, Oct 7, 2014 12:09:00 PM

Texans signed OLB Ricky Sapp.

LB Jason Ankrah was waived in a corresponding roster move. Sapp will contribute on special teams if he's active on game days.
Tue, Sep 16, 2014 04:39:00 PM

Texans re-signed exclusive rights free agent OLB Ricky Sapp to a one-year, $570,000 contract.

Sapp played in four games in 2013 after being claimed off waivers from the Jets in November. He's a special teamer and deep reserve on defense.
Tue, Mar 4, 2014 06:55:00 PM

Texans claimed OLB Ricky Sapp off waivers from the Jets.

Sapp will provide linebacker depth with Darryl Sharpton (foot) and Joe Mays (knee) dealing with injuries. The Texans waived RB Ray Graham in a corresponding move to clear a spot on the active roster.
Fri, Nov 15, 2013 04:50:00 PM

Jets waived OLB Ricky Sapp.

Sapp has been doing the roster dance with the Jets for most of the season. He's a candidate to be re-signed to the practice squad.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 11:49:00 AM

Jets re-signed OLB Ricky Sapp.

Sapp takes the spot of Antwan Barnes, who landed on injured reserve thanks to a knee injury. Sapp will get a handful of snaps as a situational pass rusher.
Wed, Oct 9, 2013 12:01:00 PM

Jets signed OLB Ricky Sapp off their practice squad.

Sapp, a 2010 fifth-round pick of the Eagles, was waived by the Jets at final cuts. He now swaps spots on the active roster with S Antonio Allen, who cleared waivers and is now on the practice squad. The Jets rank 29th in the league with just 12 sacks on the season. Coach Rex Ryan says Sapp will be active for a situational pass-rushing role this week.
Thu, Nov 8, 2012 11:13:00 AM

Jets waived or released OLB Ricky Sapp, WR Joseph Collins, CB Donnie Fletcher, CB LeQuan Lewis, OL Paul Cornick, OL Fred Koloto, DB Julian Posey, DL Jay Richardson, TE Tarren Lloyd, WR Eron Riley, DL Damon Harrison, DL Martin Tevaseu, DB D'Anton Lynn, LB Marcus Dowtin, QB Matt Simms, P Spencer Lanning and OL Matt Kroul.

Sapp had been limited by a high ankle sprain this month. The oft-injured 2010 fifth-round Eagles pick is a candidate for the practice squad, along with Harrison and Dowtin. As of now, the Jets plan on keeping FB John "The Terminator" Connor despite a poor camp.
Fri, Aug 31, 2012 07:52:00 AM

Jets promoted OLB Ricky Sapp from their practice squad.

The Jets succeeded in turning around Aaron Maybin's career, and hope to do the same with Sapp. Once thought of as a future first-round pick at Clemson, knee woes have dogged Sapp since he entered the pros as the Eagles' fifth-rounder in 2010. He's transitioning from defensive end to outside 'backer.
Wed, Dec 28, 2011 02:40:00 PM

The Jets worked out free agent DE/OLB Ricky Sapp and free agent WR/KR Dexter Jackson Tuesday.

As previously reported, the Jets also worked out free agent TE Shawn Nelson. According to the New York Daily News' Manish Mehta, the Jets are "very interested" in signing Sapp. A former second-round pick, Jackson has not appeared in an NFL game since 2008.
Tue, Oct 25, 2011 08:40:00 PM

Eagles waived DE Ricky Sapp.

Sapp reported back to camp a day after leaving without an excuse. Upon return, he was informed he'd be waived. Once a dominant pass rusher at Clemson, knee injuries have left Sapp with little explosion in his legs. Perhaps a team will claim him on waivers, but it's hard to imagine that he'd have much to offer.
Fri, Aug 5, 2011 03:51:00 PM

Eagles placed DE Ricky Sapp on the reserve/left squad list.

The Eagles are deep at end after adding Jason Babin, so they're not too worried about Sapp. He apparently did the same thing last year, making it surprising he still has a job. This time, Sapp's spot on the roster figures to be in real jeopardy. Chronic knee problems have been the biggest threat to Sapp's career.
Thu, Aug 4, 2011 10:13:00 AM

Eagles DE/OLB Ricky Sapp underwent surgery on his right knee Tuesday.

Sapp, who was placed on injured reserve last week, had an arthroscopic debridement to remove dead, damaged, or infected tissue on the same knee that was surgically reconstructed two years ago. A fifth-round pick in the 2010 draft, Sapp will be back to compete for a roster spot in 2011.
Tue, Sep 7, 2010 04:04:00 PM

Eagles placed DE Ricky Sapp (knee) on injured reserve, ending his season.

Sapp fell from a first-round prospect all the way to the fifth round in April's draft due to concerns about his surgically repaired knee. They were warranted. Once a dominant pass rusher in the ACC, Sapp's NFL outlook is bleak. He'll need more surgery, and may never recover his explosiveness.
Tue, Aug 31, 2010 04:33:00 PM

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