Jay Glazer of FOXSports.com reports the Seattle Seahawks have traded defensive end Darryl Tapp to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for defensive end Chris Clemons and a fourth-round pick in the 2010 NFL Draft.
Tapp, a restricted free agent who signed his one-year tender (worth $1.176M) on Monday, was chosen in the second-round (63rd overall) out of Virginia Tech by the Seahawks in 2006. In 64 career games, including 32 starts, Tapp has 186 tackles, 18 quarterback sacks, and a pair of interceptions.
Last season, Tapp had a career-low 2.5 sacks, but led the 'Hawks with 16 quarterback hits.
Clemons, a 6-2, 240-pound defensive end from Georgia, posted 7 quarterback sacks over his two seasons with the Eagles, and is entering the third year of a five-year, $12.6 million dollar contract he signed as a free agent in 2008.
Clemons has base salaries of $1.2M (2010, $2.3M (2011), and $3M (2012) remaining on his contract.
Prior to signing with the Eagles, Clemons spent the 2007 season as a pass-rush specialist with the Oakland Raiders, sharing the team lead with 8 sacks and two forced fumbles in 16 games.
Clemons' NFL career began as an undrafted free agent with the Washington Redskins in 2003. Clemons spent his rookie season on injured reserve (ACL) and was waived at the end of the following years training camp. After eight weeks on the Cleveland Browns' practice squad, Clemons was signed to the Redskins' active roster, where he posted three sacks in the final six games.
In 14 games in 2005, including his first NFL start, Clemons posted 20 tackles and two quarterback sacks before missing the entire 2006 season with a knee injury.
For his career, Clemons has 62 tackles and 20 quarterback sacks.
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