Ashburn, VA (Sports Network) - The Washington Redskins have signed veteran
pass rusher Darryl Tapp to an undisclosed contract, the team announced
Tapp, a Virginia native, joins the Redskins after competing the previous three
seasons with NFC East-rival Philadelphia, during which he recorded 88 tackles
and 5 1/2 sacks over 39 games in a reserve role.
The seven-year pro has spent his entire career as a defensive end for teams
that feature four-man fronts, but is expected to transition to an outside
linebacker in Washington's 3-4 alignment and provide depth at that position.
A second-round draft choice of Seattle in 2006, Tapp's best season came with
the Seahawks in 2007, when he amassed 49 tackles, seven sacks and three forced
fumbles while starting all 16 games.
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