New York Jets defensive lineman Charles Tapper was already a long shot to make the team’s final 53-man roster. But his football dream may have taken a serious turn after today.
According to Mike Leslie of WFAA, Tapper was involved in a car accident this past weekend. He was reportedly driving a car belonging to Dallas Cowboys defensive lineman Maliek Collins when the accident occurred.
Per the report, Tapper’s injuries are not believed to be serious. There has been no confirmation on his status at this time.
The Jets signed Tapper to a reserve/future contract at the end of the 2018 season following an underwhelming third season with the Cowboys.
Tapper’s status isn’t *believed* to be of major concern, for what it’s worth. But we are waiting on full confirmation of that.
— Mike Leslie (@MikeLeslieWFAA) February 18, 2019
Tapper has had a difficult road in the NFL since being a fourth round draft pick out of Oklahoma in 2016.
The former Sooner spent all of his rookie season injured, missing the first three games before being placed on injured reserve.
In 2017, Tapper made his NFL debut against the New York Giants and even recorded his very first sack. He finished the season with a sack and three tackles in two games played.
The following season saw Tapper move on and off the Cowboys practice squad. He was released from the team before the start of the regular season.
Hopefully the injuries, if any, aren’t serious and Tapper can continue pursuing his NFL dream.