While scanning through the notes from this afternoon's post-practice press conference, I came across several reports that rookie defensive end Ricky Sapp had re-injured his knee during practice and had been scheduled for an MRI. This, of course, was the same knee in which he tore his ACL last year (anyone else sensing a pattern here?).
As one of the players fighting for a roster spot, this injury could be the deciding factor. Sapp's nagging knee pain has certainly been a factor in his limited production so far - he has only two tackles over three preseason games and looked overwhelmed at training camp. Still, regardless of whether the rookie did or did not re-tear his ACL today, it's looking increasingly likely that he will be facing a year on injured reserve, or worse: a pink slip.