The Eagles have a problem other teams aren’t as fortunate to have, one that could give them flexibility in the next week.
They actually have more pass-rushers than they have room for, and could end up moving veteran Darryl Tapp as a result, according to Bob Grotz of the Delaware County Times.
The Eagles are a solid five-deep at defensive tackle, and have six defensive ends who have proven themselves productive.
Beyond Jason Babin and Trent Cole, they have young players Brandon Graham, Phillip Hunt and Vinny Curry, leaving Tapp as possibly the odd man out, or trade bait.
“There’s going to be a job somewhere,” Tapp said. “We’re all focused on getting better right here.”
To his credit, the seventh-year end has worked with the potential replacements closely.
“Definitely, I’ve had my hands on Brandon, Phillip last year and now Vinny, being a new guy his eyes are kind of wide open right now,” Tapp said. “I try to help them break down what’s going on and aim them in the right direction.
“That’s the NFL. There’s only a few spots open. As a player, you don’t think about it. You’ve got to continue to focus on the task at hand and getting better. All the other stuff, let the powers that be handle that and everything will take care of itself.”
Tapp has 5.5 sacks the past two years in spot duty with the Eagles, and while that’s not the kind of line that jumps off the page, there are plenty of teams that could use him.