Redskins sign DE Darryl Tapp

Redskins sign DE Darryl Tapp
March 28, 2013, 4:00 pm
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The Redskins announced that they reached an agreement with former Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp on Thursday. 

Tapp appeared in 13 games for the Eagles last season, registering 17 tackles in 257 snaps. The 28-year-old Virginia Tech product spent his first four seasons in Seattle and the past three in Philadelphia.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who first reported the agreement, the deal is for one year. 

Tapp’s best season came as a member of the Seahawks in 2007, when he started 16 games and amassed 41 tackles and seven sacks. He’s started eight games the past four seasons combined, including none last season.

It’s unclear how the Redskins plan to use Tapp, who is listed at 6 foot 1, 255 pounds. But it’s possible he’ll be deployed as a reserve pass rushing linebacker behind Brian Orakpo, who is recovering from a pectoral muscle tear, and Rob Jackson, who is facing a four-game suspension. 

Tapp also plays special teams.