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For the season, Sapp recorded 55 tackles, 3 tackles for a loss and 2 forced fumbles to go along with 5 special teams tackles and 7 passes defense, tied for 3rd most on the team. While those numbers aren’t sensational and won’t put him on a Pro Bowl ballot, they were sufficient in that they allowed the Vikings defense to manage Winfield’s absence.
In addition, it’s important to remember that statistics are tangible. But perhaps there were intangible aspects of Sapp’s performance that led us to include him in this 5-part series. As stated above, Sapp is a 6-year veteran and during the season he was a player who knew where to be and when to be there. He’s transitioned from a risk-taking DB in 2008 to a solid and reliable defender in 2009.
Sapp will become an unrestricted free agent on March 5, but his performance in 2009 might make the Vikings decision to re-sign him an easy one.
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