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Gettis, David

epix10 gettisCard: Epix 2010
Acquired: 2014 Box Breaker, Target Autographed Memorabilia

David Gettis is an experienced return man with great size (6’3″) and good speed(4.39). Projected to go as late as the 7th round, he finished his career at Baylor with 116 receptions for 1555 yards and 4 touchdowns to go along with 41 kick returns for 932 yards and a TD.

Gettis was picked by the Carolina Panthers in the 5th round of the 2010 NFL draft. The Panthers were looking to give the offense a complete overhaul and dipped unabashedly into the wide receiver pool ¬†drafting Brandon LaFell (2nd) and Armanti Edwards (3rd) as well. As Matt Moore and Jimmy Clausen fought it out to be the starting quarterback, Gettis battled LaFell in the slot. Gettis won out and started 13 games recording 37 catches for 508 yards and 3 TDs. He’d also haul in an 88 yard bomb against the Baltimore Ravens. David would be injured in practice in 2011 and missed the entire season with a torn ACL. While he did return in 2012, the Panthers were now stacked at receiver and reached an injury settlement with Gettis in August of 2013. The Redskins signed David in early January of 2014, but he’d be cut in May. Later he’d be picked up by the Bucs, and cut again. Currently he is a free agent.

Sapp, Ricky

epix10 sappCard: Epix 2010
Acquired: 2013, Target Autograph Memorabilia

A defensive end for the Clemson Tigers in college. Ricky Sapp got the nod to play as a backup going into his true freshman season in 2006, after earning USA Today All-American honors in High School. He finished his 4 year career at Clemson starting 36 games, with 160 total tackles, 16 sacks, and 41 TFL.

NFL draft pundits pegged Sapp as an outside linebacker/ defensive end. A definite ‘tweener’ (6’4″, 242) Sapp is an ideal candidate to be a team’s designated pass rusher in a 3-4 defense, but as he hadn’t really been tested in pass coverage leading up to the draft, his stock shot up and fluttered. With a few moves and quickness off the snap, Ricky was drafted primarily on his athleticism. The Eagles took him in the 5th round of the 2010 draft but blew out his knee in camp. Cut in 2011, the Jets picked him up where he has seen time primarily on the practice squad since then. Head coach Rex Ryan liked his overall tool set, but with Ryan on the hot seat and Sapp in his final year of PS eligibility, Ryan had to make some moves with a new GM looking over his shoulder. Ricky was released by the team when they signed Ed Reed off of waivers. Ricky didn’t have to wait too long as he’d be scooped up by the Houston Texans, and in 2014 made the active roster.