When last we saw cornerback Benny Sapp, he was being beaten by Wes Welker for a 99-yard touchdown on the first Monday night of the season.
That play got Sapp his walking papers from Miami, but the veteran has resurfaced in Minnesota. With Antoine Winfield hitting the injured reserve on Wednesday after fracturing his clavicle on Monday night, the Vikings signed Sapp to take his place on the roster.
It is Sapp’s second stint with the Vikings, who traded him to Miami before the 2010 season for wide receiver Greg Camarillo. Sapp played 30 games for the Vikings over two years, starting 11 times and recording a pair of interceptions. He’s familiar with the team’s defensive scheme, which should allow him to get on the field fairly quickly.
Jeremy Fowler of the Pioneer Press spoke to Sapp after he made his return to the team and to the NFL, something Sapp wasn’t sure would ever happen.
“There was a point in time I thought I wasn’t going to play football again,” said Sapp. “That was probably the lowest of my career.”