The Eagles on Tuesday night announced they have acquired DE Darryl Tapp from the Seattle Seahawks in exchange for DE Chris Clemons and a 2010 fourth-round draft choice.
Originally a second round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2006, Tapp (6-1, 270) has appeared in 64 games (32 starts) in his four-year career, posting 177 tackles, 18 sacks, eight forced fumbles, four fumble recoveries, and two interceptions, including one returned for a touchdown. He totaled 49 tackles and 2.5 sacks in 16 games (five starts) in 2009.
Tapp's best season came in 2007 when he started in all 16 games and recorded a career-high seven sacks. That year, he tied a Seahawks club record for sacks in a game with four vs. St. Louis on October 21.
A four-year letterman at Virginia Tech, Tapp earned first-team All-America honors and was given the Dudley Award as the top Division I player in the Commonwealth of Virginia. He finished his college career with 187 tackles and 23.5 sacks.
The 25-year-old Tapp is a native of Chesapeake, VA, and attended Deep Creek High School, where he helped lead the football team to a 34-4 record in his three varsity seasons. The three-sport star also earned letters in basketball and track.
-- Posted by Dave Spadaro, March 16, 7:20 p.m.