Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Darryl Tapp will miss Sunday’s game against the Atlanta Falcons due to a strained or torn pectoral muscle. This means that former Canadian League player Phillip Hunt will take his place.
The severity of Tapp’s injury is unknown at this point. Andy Reid stated earlier this week that he “tore it pretty good” but also added that he didn’t think the injury would be long term.
Tapp’s status is worth keeping an eye on. He’s been a productive player for the Eagles after they signed him in March of 2010. In limited playing time last season he recorded three sacks and recovered three fumbles.
It seems that whenever he gets a chance to play, he makes something happen. Just last week, he recorded a sack and forced the fumble that Juqua Parker scooped up and returned for a touchdown.
I see him as a valuable part of the rotation at defensive end so I hope he’s not out very long.
How long Tapp misses will depend on the severity of the tear. According to Cor...