Jets Waive Cook, Exchange P-Squad LBs

The New York Jets have waived safety Emanuel Cook, signed linebacker Ricky Sapp to the practice squad and released linebacker Eddie Jones from the practice squad. The announcements were made by general manager Mike Tannenbaum.

Cook (5'10", 185) was signed to the Jets active roster Dec. 8, 2010, after being waived Sept. 5, 2010. 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 May 1, 2009, and was waived Nov. 11, 2009. He spent the remainder of the 2009 season on Tampa Bay's practice squad before being waived June 18, 2010. He earned All-Southeastern Conference honors all three years he played at South Carolina.

Sapp (6'4", 252) was released from the Jets practice squad Nov. 21 after being signed to the practice squad Oct. 31. He was released by the Eagles during 2011 training camp. He was a fifth-round draft pick of the Eagles in 2010 before being placed on injured reserve Aug. 31, 2010. Sapp started 36 of 50 games at Clemson and posted 17.5 sacks and 142 tackles during his career.

Jones (6'3", 260) was signed to the Jets' practice squad Nov. 21 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 on Oct. 9. In 50 games (eight starts) at Texas, Jones totaled 111 tackles and 13 sacks. He 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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