Jets Cut Cook; Sign Sapp


The New York Jets have waived S Emanuel Cook, signed LB Ricky Sapp to the practice squad and released LB Eddie Jones from the practice squad. The announcements were made by General Manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Cook (S/5-10/185/South Carolina/Riviera Beach, FL) was signed to the Jets active roster (12/8/10) after being waived (9/5/10).  In his Jets career, he recorded 10 special teams tackles in addition to one tackle and a forced fumble on defense.  Cook originally signed with the Jets as a rookie free agent (5/1/09) and was waived (11/11/09).  He spent the remainder of the 2009 season on Tampa Bay’s practice squad before being waived (6/18/10).  He earned All-Southeastern Conference honors all three years he played at South Carolina.

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Sapp (LB/6-4/252/Clemson/Bamberg, SC) was released from the Jets practice squad (11/21/11) after being signed to the practice squad (10/31/11).  He was released by the Eagles during training camp (08/05/11). He was originally a fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2010 before being placed on injured reserve (08/31/10). Sapp started 36-of-50 games at Clemson where he posted 17.5 sacks and 142 tackles during his career.

Jones (6-3/260/Texas/Kilgore, TX) was signed to the practice squad (11/21/11) after spending time on both the practice squad and active roster earlier in the season.  He spent training camp with the Jets and made his NFL debut at New England (10/9/11).  In 50 games at the University of Texas, he started eight, and totaled 111 tackles and 13 sacks during his career.  Jones was named All Big-12 honorable mention as a senior in 2010 after he notched 52 tackles, six sacks, 10 tackles for loss and one forced fumble.


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