When the Philadelphia Eagles took Clemson defensive end Ricky Sapp in the fifth round last year, some observers called it the biggest steal of the 2010 NFL draft. Now Sapp is done with the Eagles, without ever having played a down for the team.
Sapp was released by the Eagles today, one day after being placed on the reserve/left squad list.
Last year Sapp also reportedly left the team, and although he did return, he suffered a season-ending knee injury in August and spent the entire year on injured reserve. Now he has left the team again, and the Eagles aren’t willing to pay him another year’s salary.
It’s not clear what’s going on with Sapp. Asked by a fan on Twitter if he was alright, Sapp wrote this afternoon, “I’m fine thanks for asking.”
Sapp told another fan, “I would never ever give up.” But he has given up on the Eagles two years in a row. And now he’s gone.