The New Orleans Saints have signed veteran defensive end Darryl Tapp ahead of training camp. The Saints were looking to fill a pass-rushing hole after linebacker turned defensive end Hau’oli Kikaha tore his ACL last month. The Saints had to waive tight end Jack Tabb to make room for Tapp.
Tapp played college football at Virginia Tech and was a 2006 second-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks where he spent his first four seasons in the league. He spent the next three years in Philadelphia before moving to NFC East foe, Washington, for one season. Tapp played the last two seasons in Detroit.
Tapp has tallied 310 total tackles, 27.5 sacks, eleven forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and two picks during his ten years in the league. He returned an interception for a touchdown during his first season with the Seahawks.
Tapp will have to compete for a role behind Bobby Richardson and veteran Cameron Jordan.