Sapp signs with the Eagles

The Philadelphia Eagles have agreed to terms with LB/DE Ricky Sapp contract.

Sapp was selected in the fifth round of the 2010 draft from Clemson University.

According to a league source, Sapp agreed to a four-year contract worth $2 million with roughly $212,000 guaranteed. The deal can max out at over $3.4 million if he hits on certain playing time and pro bowl escalators.

The 6-4, 252-pound Sapp played in 50 games (36 starts) at Clemson, while recording 142 tackles, 17.5 sacks and two forced fumbles.

He finished his career ranked 15th on the school's all-time list with 38 tackles for a loss. Sapp garnered second-team All-ACC honors as a senior in 2009 after starting in all 14 games and totaling five sacks.

A native of Bamberg, SC, Sapp was tabbed as a first-team USA Today All-American selection and a second-team EA Sports honoree while attending Bamberg-Ehrhart (SC) HS.

Sapp was highly thought of coming into his final season at Clemson. National Scouting Service, one of the two scouting services NFL teams use (BLESTO being the other), had a low first-round/high-second round grade for Sapp.

Sapp suffered a torn ACL late during the 2008 season, and scouts felt his play suffered last season because of the injury.

Sapp is expected to play some standup linebacker/"joker" position as well as a traditional defensive end role.

With veteran DE Chris Clemons being traded to the Seattle Seahawks earlier this year, the Eagles are looking to replace his role as the "joker." That position in Philadelphia's scheme is typically used as a double "A-gap" blitzer (can blitz on either side of the center) in a pass rushing/third down role. Top Stories