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Nuggets: DE Darryl Tapp

As we continue our Nuggets series, we feature one of the new additions to the defensive line rotation in Darryl Tapp. Acquired in March in a trade with Seattle, Tapp will backup Trent Cole at the right defensive end spot and move inside on pass downs. The 6-1, 270-pound Tapp had a career-high 7.0 sacks in 2007 when he started in all 16 games.

1. A former second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2006, Tapp has played in all 64 regular season games and has 18 career sacks. In addition to making a difference on the field, he lends a hand off the field as well. His foundation, The Darryl Tapp Foundation, supports non-profit organizations which help the underserved area near his hometown of Hampton Roads, Va. Tapp recognizes other individuals in the area who do good deeds as well. One person who was honored by Tapp was former Eagle William Fuller. Also a defensive end, Fuller owns and operates a construction company in Virginia.

2. Tapp already knows how to connect with Eagles fans. On his Twitter account, dtapp91, he tweeted that he was watching last year's playoff game against the Cowboys recently and it got him amped for the season. "I didn't even play in it and my blood is boiling." He also has a picture of his dog, Fancy, on his Twitter site dressed up in Eagles gear.

3. The Hokies lead the way. The acquisition of defensive end Darryl Tapp gives the Eagles three players on the active roster who played their college ball at Virginia Tech. Tapp was a college teammate of cornerback Macho Harris. Quarterback Michael Vick also suited up for Virginia Tech.

-- Posted by Chris McPherson, 5:00 p.m., July 24

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