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Vikings sign Benny Sapp

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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.”

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37 Responses to “Vikings sign Benny Sapp”
  1. dontrunfromme says: Nov 16, 2011 4:30 PM

    Sapp meet Denarius Moore a future pro bowler.

  2. chatham10 says: Nov 16, 2011 4:42 PM

    I keep reading posts about how bad the Vikings defensive backs are and I do not disagree with them but take some time and review the league, the teams that do not pressure the qb the defensive backs are looking real bad. I watch all the games some live and some replay and you give the qb’s time to throw outside of Denver they will eat up the defensive backs.

  3. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Nov 16, 2011 4:42 PM

    Ladies and gentlemen…We got him!

  4. thankheavenfornumberseven says: Nov 16, 2011 4:43 PM

    Wow, so now we have both Benny Sapp and Greg Camarillo. That’s what I call having your cake and eating it too.

  5. sinclairsrevenge says: Nov 16, 2011 5:02 PM

    where has he been?…….jail?

  6. schmitty2 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:10 PM

    The Vikes new motto- “We love Dolphin rejects!”

  7. dkeyser says: Nov 16, 2011 5:14 PM

    sooooo he wont suck as much the second time around??

  8. wtfru2 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:17 PM

    I thought the low point of your career was the last time that Rogers burned you 4 times including a touchdown in 2009. Good thing you won’t have to play him again…..

  9. bozosforall says: Nov 16, 2011 5:17 PM

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Nov 16, 2011 4:43 PM
    Wow, so now we have both Benny Sapp and Greg Camarillo. That’s what I call having your cake and eating it too.

    __
    Too bad that your “cake” right now consists of horse manure and dog crap.

  10. bozosforall says: Nov 16, 2011 5:21 PM

    chatham10 says:
    Nov 16, 2011 4:42 PM
    I keep reading posts about how bad the Vikings defensive backs are and I do not disagree with them but take some time and review the league, the teams that do not pressure the qb the defensive backs are looking real bad. I watch all the games some live and some replay and you give the qb’s time to throw outside of Denver they will eat up the defensive backs.

    __
    The Vikings have the current NFL leader in sacks, so much for your theory. Also, as a team Minnesota is 3rd in the league in sacks (tied with the Skins, another team with crappy DBs). You can probably add Philly and Miami to that list of teams that get after the QB but have horrible secondaries.

  11. gb4mn0 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:40 PM

    So what’s the big deal about? It’s only a Sapp returning to the NFC north’s sorry a$$ sapps.

  12. finsuppatsdown says: Nov 16, 2011 5:48 PM

    @ chatham10:

    Thank you for beating me to the punch regarding the Vikes pass rush. However, you are wrong about Miami’s secondary. The D has played lights out the past two weeks. The differance has been that Miami finally has a pass rush. For the first part of the season opposing QBs had all day to throw the ball…see Miami v. Pats week 1 for an example. Miami’s secondary covers people very well. If the QB has all day to throw then no one can cover that long. I will admit that the secondary sucks at catching interceptions. There is no doubt about that!…LOL. But to call Miami’s secondary horrible is just not true. For the first part of the season Miami’s pass rush was absolutly non existant.

  13. finsuppatsdown says: Nov 16, 2011 5:51 PM

    Sorry that last post should have been @ bozoforall. My bad chatham10.

  14. dumplingsrbrown says: Nov 16, 2011 6:09 PM

    “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.”

    I guess chasing after guys who have just burned him is what he considers playing football? There is a reason the Vikings got rid of him in the first place, and the secondary sucked then too.

  15. NoHomeTeam says: Nov 16, 2011 6:10 PM

    bozosforall says:

    thankheavenfornumberseven says:
    Wow, so now we have both Benny Sapp and Greg Camarillo. That’s what I call having your cake and eating it too.

    __
    Too bad that your “cake” right now consists of horse manure and dog crap.

    Uh . . . I think you may have missed the sarcasm inherent in heavenforseven’s statement. Additional commentary not really needed.

  16. ducksnbears says: Nov 16, 2011 6:24 PM

    Now maybe the Vikings will finish 4-12.

  17. txxxchief says: Nov 16, 2011 6:40 PM

    Benny Sapp, just like Jarrad Page, was let go by the Chiefs because he couldn’t cover anyone.

  18. threedeep1998 says: Nov 16, 2011 6:42 PM

    wtfru2 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:17 PM

    I thought the low point of your career was the last time that Rogers burned you 4 times including a touchdown in 2009. Good thing you won’t have to play him again…..

    —————————————————————

    Explain. I thought MN beat Rodgers twice in 09?

  19. gdeli says: Nov 16, 2011 6:53 PM

    I think he got burned twice on MNF. He sucks and so does the mn secondary. Where was greenway/erin h. on mnf? who was blocking charles woodson? who was watching the packers wr’s in the endzone? why did sullivan not block woodson who was coming straight in? How many times did AP run in the 2nd half? Ponder alsmost got picked agin by woodson on shancoe. I mean they were as TERRIBLE as I have ever seen them. Do I bother to even watch these guys? They should be 1-8. If they can’t beat the panthers flat out and have to win because of a missed FG…they just suck and leslie justs sits there like duh!

  20. 808raiderinparadise says: Nov 16, 2011 7:00 PM

    31st padd D in the league and they lost Winfield? Wow … Palmer is going to torch that dome till it implodes …. again.

  21. gdeli says: Nov 16, 2011 7:04 PM

    matt fynn could have beat them with his 2nd team. The vikes are baaad.

  22. worldofwinning says: Nov 16, 2011 7:28 PM

    This is like puking on a pile of crap…it will look different but its still crap

  23. jackfnburton says: Nov 16, 2011 7:54 PM

    Now that he’s with the Vikes, he’s got a chance to be scorched by the Packers wideouts instead of the Pats.

    I guess that’s a step up. Right?

  24. treydogg97 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:23 PM

    We’re commin, we’re commiiiiiiiiiin!!!!!!

  25. canadianvikingfaniii says: Nov 16, 2011 8:48 PM

    Well right now I’d take anyone over Cedric Griffin. He can’t cover, tackle anymore and is constantly stiff armed backwards by small receivers for 5-10 yards.

  26. gb4mn0 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:54 PM

    threedeep1998 says:
    Nov 16, 2011 6:42 PM
    wtfru2 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:17 PM

    I thought the low point of your career was the last time that Rogers burned you 4 times including a touchdown in 2009. Good thing you won’t have to play him again…..

    —————————————————————

    Explain. I thought MN beat Rodgers twice in 09?

    ————————————–

    Explain, Rodger is 5-2 against the vikequeers since becoming the starting QB.

    It’s just so entertaining to see you sorry a$$ purple excrement balls on here drawing attention to any stat, game or season that you can where the lavender Larry’s have bettered the Champs. Tell me, does that help you ease the pain from the bludgeoning your pathetically weak ego took from the 45-7 drumming?

  27. sterling7 says: Nov 16, 2011 8:55 PM

    From the penthouse to the outhouse :-(

  28. tombradysponytail says: Nov 16, 2011 9:09 PM

    The pieces are in place…we should be pretty good…

  29. buffaloviking says: Nov 16, 2011 9:55 PM

    WOW, Smart mouth Packer fans with all the answers, Be sure to remember to cheer your Packers on when Belt Boy retires or gets hit in the head. Be sure to hang Ted Thompson out to dry when thing do go your way, Short memories we have!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  30. 13curtjp says: Nov 16, 2011 10:20 PM

    well ok then…..

  31. brewdogg says: Nov 16, 2011 10:26 PM

    gb4mn0 says:
    Nov 16, 2011 8:54 PM
    threedeep1998 says:
    Nov 16, 2011 6:42 PM
    wtfru2 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:17 PM

    ————————————–

    Explain, Rodger is 5-2 against the vikequeers since becoming the starting QB.

    ————————–

    As if you didn’t already look like an idiot……

    So which loss are you not counting, the one in 2008 or one of the ones in 2009? I know you rely on selective history in order to maintain your tentative grasp on what little masculinity you have, but even looking through those green and gold blinders you should be able to recognize that 5 and 2 don’t make 8…..

    And speaking of pathetically weak egos…..how is yours?

  32. gb4mn0 says: Nov 16, 2011 11:42 PM

    brewdogg says:
    Nov 16, 2011 10:26 PM
    gb4mn0 says:
    Nov 16, 2011 8:54 PM
    threedeep1998 says:
    Nov 16, 2011 6:42 PM
    wtfru2 says: Nov 16, 2011 5:17 PM

    ————————————–

    Explain, Rodger is 5-2 against the vikequeers since becoming the starting QB.

    ————————–

    As if you didn’t already look like an idiot……

    So which loss are you not counting, the one in 2008 or one of the ones in 2009? I know you rely on selective history in order to maintain your tentative grasp on what little masculinity you have, but even looking through those green and gold blinders you should be able to recognize that 5 and 2 don’t make 8…..

    And speaking of pathetically weak egos…..how is yours?
    ——————————–
    Sorry to disappoint you but my ego isn’t that weak that I can’t admit when I’ve made a mistake. But my type-0 doesn’t take away from the weakness of the point you were attempting to make.

    As far as my grasp on what little masculinity I have goes, well I guess I’d settle for having a little masculinity in lieu of you because as everyone knows the only masculinity you’ve ever had is in your mouth and up your _ _ _. If they didn’t know it before they do now.

  33. makeshersquirt says: Nov 16, 2011 11:59 PM

    Was Ty Law busy? Heck he’s almost old enough to start at QB in Minnesota, isn’t he?

  34. vikesfan67 says: Nov 17, 2011 12:09 AM

    Another body, I mean another nobody!!

  35. 2ruefan says: Nov 17, 2011 1:46 AM

    OK “GBblows” and others…

    Let’s just call it what it is in terms of recent history:

    1) When GB had no offensive line MN threw him around like a rag doll and GB lost twice that year.

    2) When he has HAD time he has carved up MN defense (as well as pretty much every other team in the league for that matter.

    I’m a life long MN fan, but a fact is a fact. Right now the GB packers are hands-down the best team in the league, and Rogers is just LETHAL when he has protection.

    Their secondary is a bit shaky, but when you can score at will, it may not matter unless someone can keep the ball away from Rogers for about 59 minutes….

  36. stoogy says: Nov 17, 2011 7:01 AM

    Raiders are goibg to run it up there @sses then hit DM17 and DHB85 deep its ganna be epic raider ball. We just gatta stp AP28, he is a beast

  37. purplebleeder says: Nov 17, 2011 6:15 PM

    @gb4mn0

    You must be the guy that gets the crap kicked out of him at the bar. You are the mouthiest weasel on this site. At what point does the Green Bay Packer’s winning make you cool. Did you forget you don’t have anything to do with it? Unless this is Aaron Rodgers posting.

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