Saturday, November 16, 2013
Texans claim Sapp on waivers
By Rich Cimini
A Ricky Sapp-for-Ed Reed trade? Basically, that's what happened this week between the New York Jets and Houston Texans.
Sapp, released Thursday to make room for Reed, was claimed on waivers late Friday by the Texans. Maybe Sapp will become the answer to a trivia question some day, who knows?
A defensive end/outside linebacker hybrid, Sapp played in five games for the Jets this season, failing to record a tackle. He played only 17 defensive snaps, but managed to record four quarterback hits.
The Jets will enter Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills with only three outside linebackers on the roster -- Calvin Pace, Quinton Coples and Troy Davis. The fourth outside 'backer, Garrett McIntyre, is out with a knee injury.