Thursday, July 2, 2015

Sapp to IR; Eagles add defensive end

Rookie defensive end Ricky Sapp has been placed on injured reserve and is out for the season.

Sapp to IR; Eagles add defensive end

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Rookie defensive end Ricky Sapp has been placed on injured reserve and is out for the season.

Sapp had a knee injury and "tweaked it" during special teams practice Sunday. Coach Andy Reid said earlier today that Sapp might need knee surgery, and Sapp confirmed to your Eagletarian, via Twitter, that he will undergo surgery.

The stashing of Sapp on IR led to the Eagles claiming defensive end Pannel Egboh off waivers from the Texans.

Originally a rookie free agent signing of San Francisco in 2009, Egboh (6-6, 287) spent training camp with the 49ers but was released prior to the start of the regular season. He spent the final four weeks of the 2009 campaign on the Texans practice squad after being signed on Dec. 9.

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Egboh had 15.5 sacks in 40 career games at Stanford.

The timing of the Sapp injury is fortunate, since Sapp, a fifth-rounder from Clemson, didn't impress as a linebacker in the spring and got a late, slow start when moved back to DE. He was probably not going to make the 53-man roster.  

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To read our earlier reports from today, click here.

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