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Players

Darryl Tapp
DE #55
Height:
6-1
Weight:
270
College:
Virginia Tech
Hometown:
Portsmouth, VA
Experience:
12
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 163 329 259 70 29 0 19 2 1 21 -- 25
2017 TB 1 2 2 0 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2016 NO 16 17 12 5 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 DET 16 26 19 7 2 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2014 DET 16 17 12 5 0.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2013 WAS 11 10 7 3 1 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2012 PHI 13 17 13 4 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 PHI 12 27 19 8 2.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2010 PHI 14 27 26 1 3 -- 4 -- -- -- -- --
2009 SEA 16 49 40 9 2.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2008 SEA 16 55 46 9 5.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 SEA 16 49 41 8 7 -- 8 1 0 -4 -4 -4
2006 SEA 16 33 22 11 3 0 0 1 1 25 25 25

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NFL CAREER – Originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech, Tapp comes to New Orleans after participating in the Saints' minicamp on a tryout basis in June. The Portsmouth, Va. native has played in 146 career games with 36 starts and has recorded totals of 297 tackles, 27.5 sacks, two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, 20 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and 11 special teams tackles over 10 seasons, including stints with the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. In 2015, his second season with the Lions, he played in all 16 games with one start and finished with 26 tackles (19 solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles. A seasoned veteran who has also appeared in six career postseason contests with two starts and has posted 15 tackles (13 solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles, Tapp looks to bring a veteran presence to a young Saints defensive line.

NFL CAREER – Originally selected by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (53rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft out of Virginia Tech, Tapp comes to New Orleans after participating in the Saints' minicamp on a tryout basis in June. The Portsmouth, Va. native has played in 146 career games with 36 starts and has recorded totals of 297 tackles, 27.5 sacks, two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown, 20 passes defensed, 11 forced fumbles, nine fumble recoveries and 11 special teams tackles over 10 seasons, including stints with the Seattle Seahawks, the Philadelphia Eagles, Washington Redskins and Detroit Lions. In 2015, his second season with the Lions, he played in all 16 games with one start and finished with 26 tackles (19 solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles. A seasoned veteran who has also appeared in six career postseason contests with two starts and has posted 15 tackles (13 solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles, Tapp looks to bring a veteran presence to a young Saints defensive line.

CAREER TRANSACTIONS – Signed with New Orleans Saints, 7/6/16; Re-signed by Lions, 3/2/15; Signed by Lions, 9/2/14; Waived by Lions, 8/30/14; Signed by the Detroit Lions (UFA-WAS) to a one-year contract, 3/13/14; Signed by the Washington Redskins (UFA-PHI), 3/28/13; Signed by the Eagles to a three-year contract, 3/16/10; Traded by the Seahawks to the Philadelphia Eagles for DE Chris Clemons and a draft pick, 3/16/10; Signed by Seahawks, 7/28/06; Drafted by the Seattle Seahawks in the second round (63rd overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft.

2015 – Appeared in 16 games with one start in second season in Detroit, recording 26 tackles (19 solo), two sacks and two forced fumbles…Posted three tackles and a tackle for loss in the team’s season opener at San Diego, Sept. 13…Tallied four tackles (two solo), a sack and forced a fumble at Seattle, Oct. 5. A vital part of a defense that produced six sacks for 52 yards, seven tackles for loss, two fumble recoveries and a TD…Made an impact on defense with four tackles (one solo) vs. Chicago, Oct. 18, playing a key role in the final series of regulation, when the defense successfully stopped the Bears in the red zone and forced overtime…Garnered three tackles and a sack of Mark Sanchez vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 26…Saw action at DE vs. Green Bay, Dec. 3, posting his second forced fumble of the season and added a tackle…Posted a tackle vs. San Francisco, Dec. 27. Part of a defense that allowed just 57 total yards and 0 points in second half against the 49ers as the team claimed a 32-17 win…Made start at DE at Chicago, 1/3/16, recording three tackles (one solo). 2014 – Began season in backup DE role and was a valuable rotational piece along the line in all 16 games, finishing with 17 tackles (12 solo), 0.5 sacks, two pass defenses and a fumble recovery…Recorded a tackle and recovered his ninth-career fumble at N.Y. Jets, Sept. 28…Recorded two tackles, half a sack, and a quarterback hit vs. Miami, Nov.9…Registered two tackles at New England, Nov. 23… Registered two tackles, a sack, a quarterback hit and a forced fumble in the NFC Wild Card game at Dallas, 1/4/15. 2013 – Played in 11 games in his only season with the Redskins, notching nine tackles (six solo), a sack (one yard) and a special teams tackle. Did not play in three games and inactive for two…Recorded one sack for a one- yard loss at Oakland, Sept. 29, and also finished the game with one tackle. 2012 – Saw action in 13 games in his final season in Philadelphia, recording 16 tackles (12 solo), one half a sack, one fumble recovery and one special teams tackle. 2011 – Appeared in 12 games with two starts, posting 27 tackles (19 solo), 2.5 sacks for a total loss of 12.5 yards, two passes defensed and one forced fumble. 2010 – Appeared in 14 games in his first season with the Eagles, making one start and finishing the season with 27 tackles (26 solo), three sacks, four passes defensed and a team-leading three fumble recoveries…Registered his first sack as an Eagle, bringing down QB David Garrard for a nine-yard loss vs. Jacksonville, Sept. 26. Added five tackles (two solo)…Recovered a fumble vs. Atlanta, Oct. 17, after DE Trent Cole sacked and stripped the ball loose from Falcons QB Matt Ryan in the fourth quarter. Added three solo tackles…Sacked Colts QB Peyton Manning for a five-yard loss vs. Indianapolis, Nov. 7, and recorded three solo tackles. …Notched a crucial fumble recovery of Giants QB Eli Manning in the fourth quarter vs. New York Giants, Nov. 21, which led to a David Akers field goal. Added two tackles, one of which was solo…Posted two solo tackles and a sack of Cowboys QB Jon Kitna at Dallas, Dec. 12… Posted a season-high eight tackles (season-best seven solo) and one quarterback hurry vs. Dallas, 1/2/11… Sacked and stripped the ball loose from Packers QB Aaron Rodgers for his first career postseason sack and forced fumble vs. Green Bay, 1/9/11. The ball was recovered by DE Juqua Parker which ultimately led to a touchdown. 2009 – Played in all 16 games with five starts in his final season with the Seattle Seahawks, tallying 49 tackles (40 solo), 2.5 sacks, three passes defensed and one fumble recovery…Opened the season with three solo tackles and two QB hurries vs. St. Louis, Sept. 13…Picked up a sack of Jaguars QB David Garrard vs. Jacksonville, Oct. 11, and led the defensive line with four tackles and four QB hits… Recorded one solo tackle and one fumble recovery vs. Arizona, Oct. 18…Posted two solo tackles and one sack of Vikings QB Brett Favre at Minnesota, Nov. 22…Tallied six tackles (four solo) at St. Louis, Nov. 29…Notched a half sack of Packers QB Aaron Rodgers and three QB hits at Green Bay, Dec. 27. Totaled three tackles, two of which were solo tackles…Recorded a season-high seven tackles (season-best six solo) and one QB hurry vs. Tennessee, 1/3/10. 2008 – Played in 16 games with 11 starts, totaling 54 tackles (45 solo), 5.5 sacks, four forced fumbles and one fumble recovery…Recorded four solo tackles at New York Giants, Oct. 5…Posted a career-high nine tackles (five solo) and one quarterback hurry at Tampa Bay, Oct. 19…Dragged down Eagles signal-caller Donovan McNabb for his first sack of the season vs. Philadelphia, Nov. 2. Added six solo tackles and one forced fumble…Posted five solo tackles, one sack and one fumble recovery vs. Arizona, Nov. 16…Tallied three solo tackles, one sack and one forced fumble vs. Washington, Nov. 23…Recorded four tackles (three solo), 1.5 sacks and three quarterback hurries vs. New York Jets, Dec. 21…Registered one sack, four solo tackles, one forced fumble and two quarterback hurries at Arizona, Dec. 28. 2007 – Made all 16 starts for the first time in his career, notching a career-high seven sacks, 49 tackles (41 solo), eight passes defensed, one interception, three forced fumbles and two fumble recoveries…Posted 1.5 sacks, four tackles (two solo) in the team’s season opener vs. Tampa Bay, Sept. 9…Tallied three tackles (two solo), one sack, four quarterback hurries and one forced fumble at San Francisco, Sept. 30…Tied a Seahawks franchise record with four sacks vs. St. Louis, Oct. 21. Added five solo tackles and one forced fumble… Notched his second-career interception at Cleveland, Nov. 4, while adding three solo tackles and one quarterback hurry…Tallied five tackles (three solo), one sack and one fumble recovery vs. Chicago, Nov. 18…Collected a half a sack, five tackles (four solo) and four quarterback hurries vs. Baltimore, Dec. 23…Tallied three tackles (two solo) in the team’s NFC Wild Card matchup victory vs. Washington, 1/5/08…Recorded five tackles (four solo) in the team’s NFC Divisional Round matchup at Green Bay, 1/12/08. 2006 – Appeared in all 16 games as a rookie for the Seahawks, recording 23 tackles (15 solo), three sacks, one interception returned for a touchdown, one pass defensed, one forced fumble and nine special teams stops… Recorded his first career sack vs. Arizona, Sept. 17. Finished with one solo tackle...Tallied a sack in back-to-back games for first time in career, after taking down QB Eli Manning vs. New York Giants, Sept. 24…Totaled four tackles (three solo), one sack and one forced fumble vs. Green Bay, Nov. 27…Picked off Broncos QB Jay Cutler for his first-career interception at Denver, Dec. 3, and returned it 25 yards for his first-career touchdown. Added two tackles, one of which was solo…Posted four tackles (one solo) vs. San Francisco, Dec. 14…Recorded three solo tackles in his first-career postseason appearance, the team’s NFC Wild Card contest vs. Dallas, 1/6/07…Posted one solo tackle in the NFC Divisional round matchup at Chicago, 1/14/07.

COLLEGE – In his four seasons at Virginia Tech from 2002-05, played in a total of 53 games and concluded his collegiate career with 187 tackles, 23.5 sacks, 38 tackles for loss…Earned First Team All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association and was given the Dudley Award as the top Division I player in the Commonwealth of Virginia in 2005…As a senior, appeared in 13 games and posted totals of 48 tackles (27 solo), 14.5 tackles for loss and 10 sacks…As a sophomore, started all 13 games and registered 60 tackles (26 solo), 16.5 tackles for loss, 8.5 sacks, one forced fumble, two fumble recoveries, one pass defensed, one interception and a blocked kick…Played in all 13 games as a sophomore, starting four of them and finishing with 58 tackles (32 solo), nine tackles for loss, three sacks and one forced fumble…Saw action in all 14 games as a true freshman in 2002, recording 21 tackles (nine solo) and one pass defensed… Earned a bachelor’s degree in marketing at Virginia Tech.

PERSONAL – Attended Deep Creek (Chesapeake, Va.) High School, where he amassed 22 sacks in helping his team to a 34-4 record during his three varsity seasons… Earned First Team All-Group AAA honors from state coaches following the 2001 season after posting a school- record 15 sacks…Established a $600,000 fund to the Southeast Virginia Community Foundation. An initial sum of money was used to support the Westmoreland Children and Youth Association of Portsmouth, which provides flag football, baseball and softball programs…Donates time and resources to the Boys and Girls Club and to the Food Bank of Southeastern Virginia…Born Darryl Anthony Tapp on Sept. 13, 1984 in Portsmouth, Va.

 

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