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Clemson DE says he has workout with Eagles

Clemson LB/DE Ricky Sapp says he has two visits scheduled next week - one with the Eagles and one with the Patriots. Plus, updates on LaDainian Tomlinson, Hank Fraley and the Browns' QB situation.

Clemson DE says he has workout with Eagles

Clemson´s Ricky Sapp (7) says he has a workout with the Eagles. (AP photo / Phil Coale)
Clemson's Ricky Sapp (7) says he has a workout with the Eagles. (AP photo / Phil Coale)

Some links to get to this evening. If you missed it earlier, we posted another entry in our Draft Diary series with South Florida wide receiver Carlton Mitchell. Mitchell gave us an inside look at the first day of the combine. We'll do the other days later this week.

Now, the links:

* Clemson LB/DE Ricky Sapp is doing his own draft diary with The Times and Democrat (S.C.). In his most recent post, Sapp said he has two workouts next week - one with the Eagles and one with the Patriots. He writes:

During these workouts, I just have to show these teams why I am the best defensive end/outside linebacker fit for their squad! I plan on doing just that!

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A little liberal with the usage of the exclamation point, but we're willing to look past that.

Sapp is listed at 6-foot-4, 252 pounds. He had five sacks as a senior. Wes Bunting of the National Football Post has Sapp ranked as the seventh-best outside linebacker in the draft. It is presumed that he would play OLB in a 3-4 or DE in a 4-3.

Keep in mind that this doesn't mean much. The Eagles will work out several players between now and the draft. And when it's their turn to pick, it's entirely possible that the player selected will be someone who they never worked out.

I remember last year, however, many of you wanted all the reported visits/workouts in one place, so we'll plan on putting that list together again this year.

Tip of the cap to Bleeding Green Nation for the Sapp link.

* The Browns, long rumored to be one of the teams that could be interested in one of the Eagles' QBs, have signed Jake Delhomme. They also dealt for Seneca Wallace last week. So, in short, they're set at QB. They might not be strong at QB. But given the money they're paying Delhomme, it would appear highly unlikely that the Browns aren't going to make a major move there.

* The Browns also made a couple other deals. They sent Brady Quinn to the Broncos in exchange for a sixth-round pick in 2011, a conditional pick in 2012 and running back Peyton Hillis. Cleveland also dealt linebacker Kamerion Wimbley to Oakland for what Clark Judge of CBSSports.com is saying is a third-round pick. I wrote about Wimbley last week. Among D-linemen or hybrid LBs in the past five seasons, he's one of only two players to post double-digit sacks as a rookie.

* LaDainian Tomlinson is headed to the Jets. Per ESPN's Afam Schefter, the deal is two years, worth $5.1M, but it could be worth as much as $5.6M.

* Ex-Eagles center Hank Fraley has agreed to terms with the Rams, his agent Ralph Cindrich wrote on Twitter.

* And finally, ex-Eagles safety Sean Jones will visit the Titans, according to the Nashville City Paper.


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