Jets DT Charles Tapper involved in a car crash over the weekend
Leslie wrote that there was initially concern that Cowboys defensive tackle Maliek Collins was in the car, but it turns out it was Tapper driving Collins’ car. Leslie posted in a follow-up tweet that Tapper’s injuries aren’t believed to be “of major concern” at this time.
Tapper was drafted by the Cowboys back in 2016, so he was teammates with Collins for parts of three seasons. A fourth round pick, Tapper was cut at the beginning of the 2018 season and signed to Dallas’ practice squad. Shortly after he was cut from the practice squad, and remained a free agent until January when he signed a reserve/futures contract with the Jets.
Despite being the 101st overall pick in 2016, Tapper didn’t ever see much playing time with the Cowboys. For his career he’s made just three tackles, although one of them was a sack.
Tapper was an All-Big 12 player at Oklahoma, where dominated with the Sooners. The Jets are desperate for pass-rushing help, so perhaps he’ll be able to make a bigger impact in New York.
Details are still light at the moment, and we should know more on the incident soon.