Darryl Tapp tweets he’s heading to Detroit

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Former Washington Redskins defensive end/linebacker Darryl Tapp says he’s heading to the Motor City.

Tapps said via his Twitter account that he will not be back with the Redskins and is joining the Detroit Lions for next season.

“It was a honor and pleasure to play for my favorite team growing up…now my journey continues in the “D”…#Lionblood,” Tapp wrote.

Tapp has experience playing both as a defensive end in a 4-3 defense and as an outside linebacker in a 3-4 defense.With Willie Young heading to Chicago, Tapp could serve as a replacement at defensive end for the Lions at least on a rotational basis.

Tapp appeared in 11 games for Washington last season and recorded 10 tackles and a sack in reserve duty. Tapp has posted 25 sacks in eight seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, Philadelphia Eagles and Redskins.

15 responses to “Darryl Tapp tweets he’s heading to Detroit

  1. Well they sure are adding more flexibility to their draft options by securing a WR/S/DE (if he’s DE), those were 3 positions they could have spent picks on that they don’t have to now.

    I for one have no problem if they take a QB with that 10 pick if the right one is available.

  2. Tapp was the player Seattle traded to Philly to get Chris Clemons.

    Tapp has 25 sacks in nine total seasons.

    Clemons had 38 in the past four years in Seattle.

    Yep. ‘Hawks won that one.

  3. Tapp is not going to be the difference between mediocre and decent. This guy is nothing more than a decent special teamer.

  4. 1st rd: receiver
    2nd rd: safety or linebacker
    3rd rd: center

    They want to score, they can and should be scoring in bunches. I think this yr that first rd pick is going to be watkins or evans. Imagine a healthy CJ on outside, Tate on the opposite side, Bush in the backfield, Fauria or Broyles in the slot and either Evans/Watkins right next to Tate or CJ? Thats pretty tough to beat.

    The defense will get better. I think our zone scheme doesnt work well with our DBs. Arent they more comfortable playing man? Isnt that what they played in college? I think Greenwood, Green, Bentley and Slay should be given a fair chance to show what they can do. The linebackers will hold their own and the D-Line will get better with the development of Ansah and Taylor, a motivated and healthier Fairley.

    Time will tell.

  5. The Lions usually play 7 DLs, and all 7 rotate in for somewhat significant minutes. At least, that’s what they did under Schwartz.

    As a rotation guy, this signing makes sense. Probably still looking at a DT in round 2 or 3 in case Suh decides to play out this year, void next year and leave as a FA.

  6. At this stage of his career he is a solid special teams player but he is not an upgrade over Willie young

  7. This move is 100% to give the lions flexibility to run some 3-4 sets.

    As for Willie Young he wasn’t a bad run defender, but he was always a day late and a dollar short getting to the QB.

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