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    http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

    OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) -- Warren Sapp's 13-year NFL career officially ended when his retirement was posted on the Oakland Raiders' Web site.

    Sapp said immediately after last season that he was through playing, but did not file the paper work. The posting on the team's site was the first official word that the star defensive tackle was done.

    In January, the 35-year-old Sapp posted a two-word message on his Web site: "I'M DONE!" He had told teammates and coaches his plans after the season finale against San Diego.

    Considered the quintessential "three technique" defensive tackle -- lining up between the offensive guard and tackle -- Sapp made seven Pro Bowls, won the 1999 Associated Press Defensive Player of the Year award, and led Tampa Bay's dominant defense that won the Super Bowl after the 2002 season.

    Sapp spent nine seasons in Tampa before joining the Raiders in 2004 as a free agent. He mostly struggled with the Raiders, except for a strong 2006 in which he had 10 sacks, and had become more of a situational player in his final season.

    In 2007, he had only two sacks and the Raiders' defense struggled against the run, allowing a league-worst 4.8 yards per carry.

    Sapp finished his career with 96 1/2 sacks, 28th overall since the NFL began keeping track of the statistic in 1982, but extra impressive because he played tackle.

    His running "feud" with Packers quarterback Brett Favre -- who coincidentally announced his retirement Tuesday as well -- brought some levity to a sometimes brutal game. Sapp was known as a trash talker, and Favre often went directly back at him with a smile when both the Bucs and Packers were in the same division and played twice a season.

    Sapp starred in college at Miami, where he arrived as a tight end and left as the best defensive player in the country. He slipped to No. 12 in the 1995 draft after testing positive for marijuana at the scouting combine.

    That was just one controversy in Sapp's career. In 2002, he nearly ended the career of Packers offensive tackle Chad Clifton with a vicious hit while trying to throw a block after an interception. Then-Packers coach Mike Sherman confronted Sapp on the field after the game, calling it a dirty play.

    Sapp was fined $50,000 for bumping an official in 2003 and was fined $75,000 after being ejected following three personal fouls in the next-to-last game of his career against Jacksonville.
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  • #2
    Just like Warren. He retires on the same day as Brett. Always getting in Favre's grill

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    • #3
      I still hate him.
      Turning the other cheek is better than burying the other body.

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      • #4
        There goes Warren Sapp, ruining Favre's day.

        Just like he ruined numerous movies by bumping Dwayne Johnson from the starting job @ Miami and therefore keeping him from an NFL career instead of "acting" in "movies"
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Schwahalala View Post
          I still hate him.
          ++

          Fuck him.

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          • #6
            I liked the Sappster.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
              I liked the Sappster.
              racist.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by BringBackZezel View Post
                racist.
                Yes I am!
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by BringBackZezel View Post
                  There goes Warren Sapp, ruining Favre's day.

                  Just like he ruined numerous movies by bumping Dwayne Johnson from the starting job @ Miami and therefore keeping him from an NFL career instead of "acting" in "movies"
                  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-nZeSiii9w

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                  • #10
                    I like the episode where he gets Punk'd.
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                    • #11
                      Good. With him on board 0-16 was going to be difficult. Now the Raiders are pretty much guaranteed to be the laughingstock of the NFL for at least one more season.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Blues Fan in SF View Post
                        Good. With him on board 0-16 was going to be difficult. Now the Raiders are pretty much guaranteed to be the laughingstock of the NFL for at least one more season.
                        You were saying. A lot of money for Walker.

                        http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html

                        The Oakland Raiders reached an agreement with Javon Walker on a six-year deal, according to a league source. The contract is worth $55 million with $16 million guaranteed. Under the terms of the deal, Walker will receive $27 million in the first three years.

                        Walker, who is entering his seventh NFL season, suffered through a disapppointing 2007 in Denver. He missed eight games due to a knee injury and finished with just 287 yards on 26 catches and no touchdowns. In his two healthy seasons where he was a full-time starter (Denver, 2006 and Green Bay, 2004), Walker averaged 1,233 yards and 10 touchdowns. He missed almost the entire 2005 season with a knee injury.

                        The former first-round pick out of Florida State will take the place of former Raiders receiver Jerry Porter, who signed a contract with Jacksonville last week.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Donuts_For_Koharski View Post
                          You were saying. A lot of money for Walker.

                          http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/200....ap/index.html
                          He'll spend half of that contract on the IR.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Blues Fan in SF View Post
                            He'll spend half of that contract on the IR.
                            At least Ronald Curry will have company.

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                            Dear God, KBF here. I'd just like to say thanks, once again, for allowing Dusty Baker and I to live during the same time period. Every time I think he's given me his last gift -- overpitching Prior in the playoffs, getting cocky in Game 6 vs. the Angels, blowing another game for the Cubs -- he does something stupid like pitching to Albert Pujols. Thy will be done, baby!!!!!

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Donuts_For_Koharski View Post
                              At least Ronald Curry will have company.
                              Davis probably wants to put Kiffin on the IR as well.
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