Found August 29, 2012 on The Football Fan Spot:
Darryl Tapp is one of the more underrated players in the league and was a part of the Eagles’ talented and deep defensive end rotation last year. He had 3 sacks, 6 quarterback hits, and 13 quarterback pressures on 172 pass rush snaps, a rate of 12.8%. He was equally good against the run. He didn’t qualify for ProFootballFocus’ rankings because he didn’t play enough snaps (306 in all), but among all 4-3 defensive end (including non-qualified) he ranked 19th. However, with 2010 1st round pick Brandon Graham expected to play a role this season coming off a knee surgery and rookie 2nd round pick Vinny Curry coming in, Tapp has become expendable. According to the Wilmington News Journal, the Eagles are expected to trade Tapp before week 1. This makes a lot of sense because their other option would probably be just outright cutting him and his 2.575 million dollar salary. Because of his talent, he might be able to land them a late round pick in a trade. Teams seeking defensive end depth l...
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