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Eagles lose a pair of linemen

Ricky Sapp, Victor Abiamiri AP

Well, we know partly why the Eagles were so aggressive in beefing up their defensive line over the last week.

2007 second-round pick Victor Abiamiri will miss the season with a ruptured Achilles tendon, according to multiple reports in Philadelphia. Abiamiri has only started seven games in his career and hasn’t played since 2009 after having microfracture surgery on his knee last year.

There is speculation that his football career could be over.

Meanwhile, defensive end Ricky Sapp left the team a few days ago “of his own volition” according to Geoff Mosher of the News Journal of Wilmington.  Sapp was placed on the Reserved/Left Squad list.

Apparently Sapp pulled the same routine last year, but returned before getting hurt and being placed on injured reserve.  The 2010 fifth-round pick could wind up losing his job this time around.

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  1. justbust says: Aug 4, 2011 2:26 PM

    wonder why ricky walked out….

  2. eaglefreak54 says: Aug 4, 2011 2:28 PM

    Good. They were a waste of roster spots…

  3. hanifmiller says: Aug 4, 2011 2:29 PM

    I think I speak for the majority of Eagles nation when I say–“dont let the door hit you on the way out”

  4. woodyg says: Aug 4, 2011 2:29 PM

    Dream Team ??? …… When pigs fly ……

    By season’s end ……
    Eagles to Feagles ……
    Once again ……….

  5. vickadelphiaphreedom says: Aug 4, 2011 2:32 PM

    “Eagles to Feagles”!??? Good one……

  6. bennyd720 says: Aug 4, 2011 2:32 PM

    The “Day-Dreaming” Team

  7. youalldrinkhaterade says: Aug 4, 2011 2:33 PM

    bout time these guys quit stealing money

  8. steelcitystud says: Aug 4, 2011 2:33 PM

    Nice spot for Osi!

  9. rickycubane says: Aug 4, 2011 2:34 PM

    Not worried.. Abiamiri was a huge bust.. Eagles are so bad at drafting DLINE.. Abiamiri, Laws, Grahm, ugh.. list goes on.. Trent Cole was a fifth rounder and he is the only guy we have drafted in the last 8 years who wasnt a total waste..

    Maybe we shop our 2nd Rounder to the G men for Umenyora.. dont think that will happen without us reupping Vicks contract to make room and then sign DeSean so it doesnt make sense to do that… but id love Osi.. plus he would want to rip Manning a new one 2 times a year..

    Eagles have big weakness on D line even after signing Jenkins.. that other tackle position is nada after Pattersons seizures.. maybe im over reacting..

    plus LB is still huge hole

  10. cardiovascularendurance says: Aug 4, 2011 2:36 PM

    Damn, Abiamiri’s had more bad luck than Jerome McDougle. At least McDougle can always be remembered for giving Eli that incredible welcoming to the NFL.

  11. mikenj says: Aug 4, 2011 2:36 PM

    hope dixon’s injury isn’t serious. he was a solid player last year and with Patterson questionable we’re thin there.

  12. emoser says: Aug 4, 2011 2:36 PM

    eaglefreak54 says:
    Aug 4, 2011 2:28 PM
    Good. They were a waste of roster spots…
    _______

    A guy ruptures his Achilles, possibly ending his career, and you’re happy? I’ll just give you the benefit of the doubt and assume that by the time you finished reading about Sapp you forgot why we lost Abiamiri.

  13. zeussuperman says: Aug 4, 2011 2:37 PM

    This is nothing new from Victor Rehab-iamiri. The team is stronger without him.

    Ricky Sapp is another guy who thought he was way better than he was. Congrats, you were a gimmick hybrid defensive player in college — you’re nothing in the NFL. Adios.

  14. mikenj says: Aug 4, 2011 2:38 PM

    to the woodyg’s of the world who have nothing better to do than whine how the Eagles are doing great things in the offseason please have the decency to at least name your team so we can make fun of you correctly.

  15. jackfnburton says: Aug 4, 2011 2:38 PM

    Well, there’s always Dancing With the Stars…

  16. jbeatzz says: Aug 4, 2011 2:39 PM

    sapp wasnt gonna make it anyway and abiribusti is a waste of a 2nd round pick

  17. davidm1886 says: Aug 4, 2011 2:41 PM

    abiamari wouldn’t have made the roster anyways and sapp wasn’t guaranteed to make it either but he had a chance at least.

  18. mikea311 says: Aug 4, 2011 2:42 PM

    The Eagles are signing so many free agents becuase they suck at drafting, how many of their draft picks either suck or always continuously hurt?

    the reason the eagle and skins are always under the cap is because they dont have to sign their own free agents to long term deals like new york and dallas does.

    constant revolving door in philly.

  19. 07vrod says: Aug 4, 2011 2:47 PM

    Appears one player has lived up to his name…SAPP

  20. alexnexus says: Aug 4, 2011 2:48 PM

    Man… I want the season to start right now so that the Eagles can start the ass kicking!!

    Go Eagles!

  21. phillybirdgang1933 says: Aug 4, 2011 2:54 PM

    rickycubane says: Aug 4, 2011 2:34 PM

    Not worried.. Abiamiri was a huge bust.. Eagles are so bad at drafting DLINE.. Abiamiri, Laws, Grahm, ugh.. list goes on.. Trent Cole was a fifth rounder and he is the only guy we have drafted in the last 8 years who wasnt a total waste..

    Maybe we shop our 2nd Rounder to the G men for Umenyora.. dont think that will happen without us reupping Vicks contract to make room and then sign DeSean so it doesnt make sense to do that… but id love Osi.. plus he would want to rip Manning a new one 2 times a year..

    Eagles have big weakness on D line even after signing Jenkins.. that other tackle position is nada after Pattersons seizures.. maybe im over reacting..

    plus LB is still huge hole
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    People keep poining out they need to fill this hole or that hole still. I didn’t know there was perfect teams around now dayz. The eagles were very good in 2010 and improve so much this year. so keep being a spoke’s men for the eagles haters cus come super bowl time _the only thing u will say ” they will lose” the eagles made it BUT the other team is WAY better” go that way hater………….

  22. woodyg says: Aug 4, 2011 2:54 PM

    mikenj says:
    Aug 4, 2011 2:38 PM
    to the woodyg’s of the world who have nothing better to do …………… at least name your team so we can make fun of you correctly.
    ___________

    Some clues for you ………. I own part of my team ……. My team has won 13 NFL championships ……… I grew up a stone’s throw from Lambeau Field …….. My team is about to repeat in 2011 ……

    Trash talking comes with the Lombardi Trophy ….. Maybe someday for Feagle Fans, but not today or 2011 ………

  23. sj39 says: Aug 4, 2011 2:55 PM

    Can’t wait ’till week 1.

  24. ace613 says: Aug 4, 2011 2:55 PM

    That picture is a tad disturbing…just sayin’

  25. mikenj says: Aug 4, 2011 3:03 PM

    woodyg says:
    Aug 4, 2011 2:54 PM
    mikenj says:
    Aug 4, 2011 2:38 PM
    to the woodyg’s of the world who have nothing better to do …………… at least name your team so we can make fun of you correctly.
    ___________

    Some clues for you ………. I own part of my team ……. My team has won 13 NFL championships ……… I grew up a stone’s throw from Lambeau Field …….. My team is about to repeat in 2011 ……

    HAHAHHA. I own part of my team? well since its a publicly traded company anybody can own it no? don’t make yourself out to be so special.

    As far as repeating in 2011 we’ll see. and why are you worried about two eagles linemen enough that you could post crap about the team? Oh yeah because you’re panties got all bunched up because the NFL wasn’t respecting you and your championship.

    its a new season baby and we’re coming for you.

    I’ve got to say though at least you’re not a whiny Cowboys or Giants fan.

  26. ddtv10 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:05 PM

    I hope we don’t have any more “freak” accidents this season ..

    s.n “Djax”, PAY THE MAN!

  27. andyreidisfat says: Aug 4, 2011 3:10 PM

    For the folks who are saying the Eagles can’t draft, if you look objectively you would see that they really draft very well. They have been really unlucky.

    Who know what Victor could have been he never stayed healthy. McDoogle got shot and was never the same but he looked good before he got shot. Patterson has been a solid player for the Eagles in fact he should have made the pro bowl at least once acouple years ago.

    The Eagles have had really bad luck with first round pick. The only one who has been good really is Maclin but its mostly because of injury not lack of talent. But only the Patriots draft 2-7 better than the Eagles and there is an arguement to be made about that even.

    The eagles last 3 2nd round picks

    Nate Allen – looks like a future at safety
    Shady McCoy – far away the best running back in that draft
    DeSean Jackson – probably the best player in that draft period.

    Thats not bad for the second round.

  28. mdnittlion says: Aug 4, 2011 3:16 PM

    All this crap is pointless till the season starts.

  29. laeaglefan says: Aug 4, 2011 3:17 PM

    Neither one of those guys was going to make the team anyway. But I think we’re going to have a lot of these “freak” accidents before the season starts, mainly because players didn’t get the conditioning that they usually get in the offseason, due to the lockout. There is always a price to pay and that is going to become evident before too long.

  30. laeaglefan says: Aug 4, 2011 3:19 PM

    The Giants will GIVE Osi away to an AFC team before they let the Eagles get their hands on him.

  31. relly142 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:20 PM

    “I own part of my team” I love that gimmick In green bay and why do so many GB fans troll the eagles news links? I couldn’t care less about a single move the packers have made. I do respect the fact that they are SB champs however.

  32. cryptker says: Aug 4, 2011 3:22 PM

    alot of jealous haters on this board! hahahaha……

  33. phillychzstk2012 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:23 PM

    wow i feel so bad for Abiamiri! Every year shows a tonne of promise and then gets seriously injured. Hate to say it bud but retire while you can still walk.

  34. saturn1111 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:28 PM

    ricky sapp looked SO GOOD in college. But from the first day of camp in his rookie year, it was clear that this guy had no spark whatsoever…even looked mopey between plays.

    What did he do? Smoke a ton of weed?

    What a shame.

  35. garyandersonsleftfoot says: Aug 4, 2011 3:32 PM

    Judging from the picture above at least we have a better idea of how Maclin was infected with his mysterious ‘illness’… *cough *cough more than mono *cough *cough

  36. yourstrulyphilly says: Aug 4, 2011 3:35 PM

    The Eagles have lost 3 lineman. Patterson’s career is done.

  37. vineee1 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:36 PM

    Sapp probably walked because he dident want to be part of the annual “PHILLY FOLD”

  38. oldbyrd says: Aug 4, 2011 3:41 PM

    The pack had multiple injuries last year and look where they got to. Let’s see what our Birds are made of. WHENTHE GOING GETS TOUGH THE TOUGH GET GOING

  39. dcowboyfan says: Aug 4, 2011 3:41 PM

    This is in reference to Mike in NJ…..One quaetion for you …….When does the excuse making begin ??? or has it already ??? Let me guess…..You didnt win the big one this year because that T.O wannabe held out , Maclin battling Mono, or maybe once again it wasnt your year ??? The Eagles will ALWAYS be next years champs !!!!! When are you dopes going to wake up ??? This is Reid’s swan song, hes gone after this season, and you all know it !!! As far as your ” Dream Team ” two words for you…Miami Heat !!!! Your team cant hold a jock strap to the Packers, Pats , Steelers..etc…and remember the pressure is all on you this year !!!! Let the games and excuses begin !!!! 41 years and counting for a Championship !!!!! Ha ha

  40. paintan8 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:41 PM

    rickycubane says:
    Aug 4, 2011 2:34 PM

    Maybe we shop our 2nd Rounder to the G men for Umenyora.. dont think that will happen without us reupping Vicks contract to make room and then sign DeSean so it doesnt make sense to do that… but id love Osi.. plus he would want to rip Manning a new one 2 times a year..

    The Federal Government is more likely to balance the budget than the Giants trading Um to the Eagles. Ain’t happening.

  41. sgtr0c says: Aug 4, 2011 3:44 PM

    So actually, neither played on the squad last year (or longer), prolly more likely in the 54-90 roster spots then the 1-53 ones. Great chance they were gonna be cut anyway. I feel bad for Victor cause of the injury, but he was prolly gonna get cut soon anyway. Yet, this story is adding to the daily eagles stories written quota and someone called the Eagles the “Day-Dream Team” in the comments…….People, these dudes were scrubs, camp fodder, mean nothing, it really changes nothing, not for the eagles chances or against them. WITHOUT A DOUBT, the FO is not running out to trade for Osi because of any of this. Just move along, nothing to see here……..

  42. duncanthecat says: Aug 4, 2011 3:49 PM

    The epic implossion has begun. Even the backup are going to be newcomers. This will be fun to watch.

  43. stoicfan says: Aug 4, 2011 3:52 PM

    Caption: Being an Eagle. Its only gay if you make eye contact.

  44. realnflmaster says: Aug 4, 2011 3:56 PM

    HAHAHA! Keep ‘em coming!

    FILTHadelphia Losers. 0 CHAMPIONSHIPS. Vick is next. The Nnamdi. Then McCoy then finally Cole. muhahaha. get at me.

  45. elisnopunkbitch says: Aug 4, 2011 3:56 PM

    The greatest meltdown in NFC East was the Giants losing to Philly last year after being up 31 to 10 in the 3rd, until now that is when the Eagles are battling the skins for bottom of the NFC East barrel after spending like drunken sailors on worthless talent…..

    Oh and by the way, I am really sick of hearing Fith-adelphia play the them to Rocky over the PA, hey guys Rocky was a 2 time world champ, man even clubber lang had 1 title, last I recall the Eagles had a total of ZERO, and I don’t expect that to change anytime soon!!!!!!!

  46. nflofficeadmin says: Aug 4, 2011 4:04 PM

    so long young ricky, we hardly knew ya

  47. jacksaysfu says: Aug 4, 2011 4:06 PM

    @dcowboyfan. . Our teams are in the same division and your team finished below us! We we’re better than your team before signing these probowlers. So jump off PHILLYS nuts cause your loser squad will be in a serious fight for 3rd in the east, a girl fight.

  48. relly142 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:07 PM

    So many haters. All I see is other teams fans on eagles links talking crap…what if the eagles don’t fold? What if the eagles tear the cowboys apart twice? What if the eagles beat GB in the playoffs?
    and by the way this isn’t reids swan song…he will finish his contract regardless of what happens. I just can’t over all the haters! Everyteam has the same cap! The birds actually gave up on nnamdi, but his agent came back and said let’s make this work. And good job by the birds getting DRC and a 2nd for kolb. Also not the birds Fault that guys like Ronnie Brown took less money to come here…how is any of that buying a SB. At the end of the day the games will decide everything.

  49. myeaglescantwin says: Aug 4, 2011 4:12 PM

    More of Andy reids brilliant draft choices. A injury machine and a 240 lb DE

    Anyone that believes this is a dream team is gonna wake up real quick when teams are running up the gut for five yards a pop against us

    The offense might be in good shape, but we are still gettin underside defenders and 7th round lbs.. oh and did anyone mention king dunlap is slated as the starting RT??

    Eagle fans better wake up real quick

  50. everybodyhitswoohoo says: Aug 4, 2011 4:16 PM

    You know how you know people are reaching for reasons to hate on a team?

    When that team’s last three 2nd round picks are Nate Allen, Lesean McCoy, and Desean Jackson, and yet the guy picked in the 2nd the year before them and a guy picked in the 5th round who didn’t pan out are proof that they’re bad at drafting.

  51. cleverbob says: Aug 4, 2011 4:20 PM

    You all must lead sad lives if you feel the need to celebrate two backup (at best) D-linemen leaving the Eagles. I hope things work out for you. Keep your chins up.

  52. scudbot says: Aug 4, 2011 4:21 PM

    andyreidisfat says: “For the folks who are saying the Eagles can’t draft, if you look objectively you would see that they really draft very well. They have been really unlucky.” Right, and the only reason the J-E-T-S don’t win the SB every year is because they’re unlucky, too. At one point last year Green Bay had 1/3 of the roster out from injuries. In your face.

  53. jacksaysfu says: Aug 4, 2011 4:22 PM

    @elimanningISapunkbitch. . We HUMILIATED ur team last yr , u should still be crying in a corner. If we signed none of those players we would still win the division . Need evidence? WE BEAT YOU LAST. YEAR. DUMMY.

    @dcowboyfan. The Heat went from pathetic to the finals in 1 year,their storys far from written.Whereas Philly was already good before getting these guys. I’m not promising a superbowl cause there’s a lot of real good teams (not yours ) , but I guarantee we are WAY better than your joke of a squad. And P.S. your starters beat our back ups by 1point,so keep dreaming clown!

  54. patswhatsup says: Aug 4, 2011 4:28 PM

    This article is stupid. It should read.

    Eagles lose 2 linemen, even though neither played last year anyways….. And neither of them impact the team…. At all

    Non story!

  55. zeussuperman says: Aug 4, 2011 4:32 PM

    relly142 says: Aug 4, 2011 3:20 PM

    “I own part of my team” I love that gimmick In green bay and why do so many GB fans troll the eagles news links? I couldn’t care less about a single move the packers have made. I do respect the fact that they are SB champs however.

    ————————————-

    It’s simply fear. They realize the Birds were the only team to actually bring the fight to the Pack. Akers doesn’t muff those two kicks, and the Pack doesn’t hoist the Lombardi.

    Now, we’re a better team than 2010. Haters gonna hate.

  56. zeussuperman says: Aug 4, 2011 4:34 PM

    The greatest meltdown in NFC East was the Giants losing to Philly last year after being up 31 to 10 in the 3rd.

    ——————————–

    Your post should have stopped there. We’re glad you’ve admitted just how badly your team sucked last season. In four minutes the whole season came apart.

    The rest of your post is juvenile fantasy. We’ll see what happens when the teams take the field.

  57. seabreezes51 says: Aug 4, 2011 4:45 PM

    No one has counted on anything from either of these two. Doesn’t matter.
    Patterson is another story.

  58. indyeagle says: Aug 4, 2011 4:49 PM

    I wish people would learn the definition of the word “bust”. To call Abiamiri, who has been injured every year of his career, a bust, is just plain stupid.

    When you call someone a bust, it means they were terrible based on their play. How about you call him “unfortunate” or “unlucky” or anything beside the played out term “bust”?

  59. alexmcclellan says: Aug 4, 2011 4:57 PM

    Saw on twitter that ricky sapp got a job coaching HS while trying to get healthy, could be back but maybe not, idk how you could turn down an NFL contract…

    Haters gon hate, can’t do nothin bout it, i love the birds but respect all of the other teams because the difference between a playoff team and a 6-10 team isnt as much as people would expect. These are the BEST football players in the world, stop saying anybody on any team sucks cuz they had to do well in HS and college and make the team to be a pro. I have a hunch none of you have ever done that, so respect the players and the game, stop being egotistical nuts who depend on their team to win to talk trash and feel superior to people. You’re just a screen name on here, nobody cares who you are or what you do or your opinion, if they did you’d be working for PFT and now writing on the boards.

  60. raijinnokumo says: Aug 4, 2011 5:18 PM

    rickycubane says: Aug 4, 2011 2:34 PM
    …..
    Maybe we shop our 2nd Rounder to the G men for Umenyora.. dont think that will happen without us reupping Vicks contract to make room and then sign DeSean so it doesnt make sense to do that… but id love Osi.. plus he would want to rip Manning a new one 2 times a year..
    ….
    ———-
    That’ll happen the day Nutter gets elected president.

    Baka.

  61. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 5:28 PM

    You’re just a screen name on here, nobody cares who you are or what you do or your opinion

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    Some people care about who I am apparently.

  62. melonnhead says: Aug 4, 2011 5:31 PM

    It’s simply fear. They realize the Birds were the only team to actually bring the fight to the Pack.

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    I’d say that some of the teams that actually beat them brought the fight to them.

  63. ppdoc13 says: Aug 4, 2011 5:42 PM

    It is a shame about Abiamiri. The young man really did have talent. Unfortunately there are players in the NFL that never get to show it because of injuries. Dan Cody was the same way for the Ravens. The guy had really good pass rush moves, but he could never stay healthy enough to play. In this “next man up” league, you only get so many chances.

  64. sdw2001 says: Aug 4, 2011 6:19 PM

    rickycubane says:
    Aug 4, 2011 2:34 PM
    Not worried.. Abiamiri was a huge bust.. Eagles are so bad at drafting DLINE.. Abiamiri, Laws, Grahm, ugh.. list goes on.. Trent Cole was a fifth rounder and he is the only guy we have drafted in the last 8 years who wasnt a total waste..

    Maybe we shop our 2nd Rounder to the G men for Umenyora.. dont think that will happen without us reupping Vicks contract to make room and then sign DeSean so it doesnt make sense to do that… but id love Osi.. plus he would want to rip Manning a new one 2 times a year..

    Eagles have big weakness on D line even after signing Jenkins.. that other tackle position is nada after Pattersons seizures.. maybe im over reacting..

    plus LB is still huge hole

    ———-

    Graham? Disagree.

  65. drbob117 says: Aug 4, 2011 6:19 PM

    They should change the name of the list to ‘reserve/gutless quitters’… so far the Eagles list features Noel Devine and Ricky Sapp. Better to find that out about these guys now than, say, in the fourth quarter of one of the games vs Dallas.

  66. macjacmccoy says: Aug 4, 2011 9:30 PM

    I know its harsh but the best thing for Abiamiri career was probably getting injured and put on IR. He was going to get cut plain and simple. The guy has done nothing for the team his entire career. This at least gets him another season to collect a pay check.

  67. Soulman45 says: Aug 5, 2011 1:51 AM

    They done 8 and 8 miss the playoff and be brock.

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