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Darryl Tapp | Defensive Lineman

Team: Detroit Lions
Age / DOB:  (30) / 9/13/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 270
College: Virginia Tech
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The Detroit Free Press believes it "makes sense" for the Lions to retain free agent DE Darryl Tapp.
Tapp only recorded one sack in 302 defensive snaps in 2014, but he is a veteran leader and asset in the locker room. He should be relatively cheap to retain. Feb 21 - 9:26 AM

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Lions re-signed DE Darryl Tapp.

Tapp was released at final cuts, but returns as a deep reserve/special teamer after the Lions placed rookie SLB Kyle Van Noy on I.R./designated to return.
Tue, Sep 2, 2014 04:24:00 PM

Lions released DE Darryl Tapp.

Tapp was always a poor bet to stick in one of the league's deepest and most talented front fours. The veteran special teamer turns 30 in September, but may have enough juice left to land elsewhere as a fourth end.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 11:25:00 AM

Lions signed DE/LB Darryl Tapp, formerly of the Redskins.

Tapp, 29, is a special teamer and reserve edge player. He does not figure to push for significant defensive playing time barring multiple injuries.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 05:25:00 PM

Free agent DE/OLB Darryl Tapp is visiting the Lions Thursday.

Tapp appeared in 11 games for the Redskins last year, recording one sack and seven tackles as seldom-used outside linebacker. The Skins did not want him back.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 10:28:00 AM

The Washington Post confirms the Redskins are moving Darryl Tapp to outside linebacker.

Tapp has played his entire seven-year career at defensive end, but the Redskins are trying him out as a situational pass rusher behind Brian Orakpo. If Washington fails to upgrade in the draft, Tapp could see extended playing time to open the season with Rob Jackson suspended for the first four games.
Sat, Apr 13, 2013 10:38:00 PM

Redskins agreed to terms with OLB Darryl Tapp, formerly of the Eagles, on a one-year contract.

Tapp, 28, recorded 13 tackles and a half-sack in 13 games with the Eagles last season, but he played in just 257 defensive snaps while acting as the fifth or sixth defensive end. The seven-year veteran has 24 career sacks, and he'll be solid veteran depth behind injury-prone Brian Orakpo at the pass-rushing outside linebacker spot. Tapp is also a plus run defender.
Thu, Mar 28, 2013 03:44:00 PM

Eagles DE Darryl Tapp agreed to a pay-cut to keep his roster spot.

Tapp was on the trade block, but will stick around after agreeing to slash his untenable $2.575 million salary for a reserve end. It's unknown how large of a cut he agreed to. No better than sixth on the depth chart, Tapp won't tally more than the 2-3 sacks he's been averaging the past three seasons.
Source: CSN Philly
Sat, Sep 1, 2012 09:49:00 AM

The Wilmington News Journal expects the Eagles to trade DE Darryl Tapp before Week 1.

Tapp may be cut if he isn't traded, so interested parties could potentially wait and sign him for cheaper than his $2.575 million base salary after he's released. The 28-year-old Tapp registered 2.5 sacks and a forced fumble on limited snaps last season. He's buried behind Jason Babin, Trent Cole, Brandon Graham, Vinny Curry, and Philip Hunt on Philadelphia's defensive end depth chart.
Wed, Aug 29, 2012 05:12:00 PM

The Sideline View's Adam Caplan floats Eagles DE Darryl Tapp as a potential trade candidate during training camp.

Tapp is a relatively significant salary ($2.575 million) for a player coming off a 2.5-sack season, but he might be able to net Philly a sixth- or seventh-round pick. Tapp's availability will be contingent on the health and effectiveness of Brandon Graham, as well as the progress of young DEs Phillip Hunt and Vinny Curry.
Wed, Jun 20, 2012 12:55:00 PM

The Philadelphia Inquirer expects the Eagles to keep just one of DEs Darryl Tapp and Phillip Hunt.

Beat writer Jeff McLane believes Hunt's untapped potential might give him an edge over Tapp, but that the Eagles may keep Tapp as veteran insurance on young ends like Brandon Graham and Vinny Curry. The X-factor could be salary. Hunt is due $465,000, while Tapp is currently scheduled for an odious $2.575 million.
Tue, May 1, 2012 10:19:00 PM

Eagles DE Darryl Tapp missed out on a roster bonus payment that would have been due on April 11.

It was an incentive-based roster bonus, but Tapp's 2.5-sack, 27-tackle 2011 season left the Eagles off the hook for the money. Jeff McLane of the Philly Inquirer predicts Tapp "will be back" with the club despite his disappointing production and $2.575 million salary. We wouldn't be so sure, especially if the Eagles find a more promising pass rusher early in the draft.
Mon, Apr 2, 2012 12:00:00 PM

Eagles DE Darryl Tapp suffered a broken rib in Sunday's win over the Dolphins.

A single broken rib doesn't always necessarily sideline a player, but with the Eagles down to playing for pride, it's likely Tapp will miss at least Week 15. A reserve pass rusher, Tapp has tallied 22 tackles and three sacks in 10 games.
Mon, Dec 12, 2011 12:39:00 PM

Eagles DE Darryl Tapp (torn pectoral muscle) is expected to be active on Sunday against the Bills.

Tapp has missed the Eagles' past two games. He was off to a hot start before going down in Week 2, notching three tackles, a sack and a forced fumble. Fellow DE Juqua Parker (high-ankle sprain) "has a chance" to return Sunday. Philadelphia's 15 sacks are tied for the league lead at the season's quarter pole.
Sat, Oct 8, 2011 11:58:00 AM

Eagles DEs Darryl Tapp (torn pectoral muscle) and Juqua Parker (high-ankle sprain) have been ruled out for Week 3 against the Giants.

The absence will be Tapp's second straight. With Parker joining Tapp on the sideline, DE Phillip Hunt will see an increase in playing time while DT Cullen Jenkins is expected to take some snaps at defensive end. Tapp is more likely than Parker to return in Week 4, though neither are great bets to play against the 49ers.
Sat, Sep 24, 2011 10:52:00 AM

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