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Bringing Back Benny Sapp

The Vikings announced they’ve signed cornerback Benny Sapp.

Sapp was with the Dolphins earlier this year but was released after the team gave up 622 total yards to the Patriots in which Sapp gave up a 99 yard TD to Wes Welker. Sapp played with the Vikings from 2008-2009 before he was traded to the Dolphins for Greg Camarillo.

It’s no suprise that the Vikings are looking for cornerback help after losing Antoine Winfield for the year during Monday nights game against the Packers. Vikings are already down a CB with Chris Cook being out and Cedric Griffin is struggling to cover anyone on the field since coming back from injury. Asher Allen, Marcus Sherels, and Rookie Brandon Burton are the only other corners on the team. Sapp is already familiar with the Vikings defense and at week 11, there’s not many to choose from in the free agent pool.

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8 Responses to “Bringing Back Benny Sapp”

  1. JayTee says:

    You forgot about Brandon Burton, I don’t how but you did.

  2. VikingJohn says:

    Might as well bring back the Smooter while we are at it.
    My O My

  3. lost viking says:

    Cornerback Benny Sapp was beaten at least six times in first Dolphin game. Brady had 517 passing yards the fifth-highest total in NFL history. It included Wes Welker’s 99-yard catch and run.
    Dolphin blamed Sapp and released him Tuesday evening, even though they must pay his entire $1.6 million salary. Sapp agreed last week to take a $300,000 pay cut, believing it would help solidify his job.

    As much as coach Tony Sparano wants to shift the focus to Sunday’s game against Houston, he won’t just yet.

    Sparano said he “feels comfortable” his defense “will not let that happen again. But we’ve got to see the problems … not look to figure out who else I can blame.”

  4. justin gallardo says:

    i like the sign . i was mad we traded him instead of Asher . Sapp has always put up a solid fight as a viking unlike Asher .

  5. rizz says:

    they should try Mistral Raymond at Safety and Brandon Burton at CB….cant hurt

  6. 4eversteve says:

    The overall glaring weaknesses on this Viking team is the O-line, defensive secondary, and the wide receivers position. There are so many areas to be addressed in the draft and not enough draft picks to do it, the Viking may have to consider trading one or more of its star players away and that is in order to be able to compete maybe 2 or 3 years down the road. Jeff Davidson the O-line coach and Joe Woods the defensive backs coach have failed to solidify their units on this team, which may have set the Vikings back several years. Frazier is to nice of a person to be a head coach in the NFL, I don’t believe he commands enough respect from the players. Sure the right things are being said during news conferences,but you can tell that this team has mailed it in for the season with the body language in pregame warmups and on the sideline with the exception of Adrian Peterson, Percy Harvin and Jared Allen it looks to me like the other players are out there just to collect a paycheck.

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