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Texans claim Ricky Sapp off waivers from the Jets

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When the week began, safety Ed Reed was a member of the Houston Texans and linebacker Ricky Sapp was a member of the New York Jets.

The week is coming to a close with Reed preparing for his first game with the Jets while Sapp is making his way to Houston. John McClain of the Houston Chronicle reports that the Texans claimed Sapp off of waivers a day after the Jets let him go to make room for Reed.

Sapp was a fifth-round pick of the Eagles in 2010, but never played for them in a regular season game. He’s spent parts of the last three seasons with the Jets on both the practice squad and active roster. He played nine games in all for the Jets and recorded two tackles.

The Texans have had several injuries at linebacker in the last few weeks. Brian Cushing was lost for the season, while players like Joe Mays and Daryl Sharpton have been hindered by other injuries of late.

Per McClain, running back Ray Graham will be waived to make room for Sapp.

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6 Responses to “Texans claim Ricky Sapp off waivers from the Jets”
  1. green41563 says: Nov 15, 2013 4:59 PM

    Ricky’s a very, very nice guy. Maybe the nicest guy in the league. Just wish he’d been a better football player.

    Good luck.

  2. u4iadman says: Nov 15, 2013 5:06 PM

    At least this is one Sapp I can tolerate.

  3. eaglesfan036 says: Nov 15, 2013 5:25 PM

    When the Eagles drafted Sapp he was considered a first round talent who was coming off a major leg injury (I forget what kind), which is why we could get him so late in the draft. The guy has talent, it’s just a shame it seems he hasn’t shaken off his injury.

  4. lrjets says: Nov 15, 2013 7:23 PM

    Sounds like a good guy. One can only wish him the best.

  5. 2ndaryinsanity says: Nov 15, 2013 8:17 PM

    Yawn… The Texans season is over. These are meaningless moves that won’t change a thing. Here are some things that will help next season: fire Kubiak and most of the other coaches, ditch matt Schaub and try to draft a franchise QB, get some better offensive linemen and do something to improve that god awful secondary. That would be a good start

  6. Corey Jeppesen says: Nov 16, 2013 5:05 AM

    Sapp for Reed trade. Seems legit

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