Eagles Trade News: Chris Clemons and Fourth-Round Pick for Seahawks DE

March 17, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Defensive end Darryl Tapp is the newest Philadelphia Eagle. He has been acquired by trade from the Seattle Seahawks amidst the first flurry of external offseason activity by the Eagles' front office.
Tapp was a standout collegiate player at Virginia Tech who could blossom for the Eagles at the defensive end position or falter into a rotational conundrum as did his trade-mate Chris Clemons.
The loss of Clemons is less significant than the additional fourth-round pick that the Eagles bundled into the deal, but the Eagles must have seen something that they liked in Tapp.
If nothing else, he's an additional veteran presence with upside potential and heading into his prime.
"Darryl is an up-and-coming player in this league, in my opinion," Roseman said. "He's a good player and a good person.... We believe he'll be a good addition to our defensive line."
Apparently the Eagles were interested in drafting Tapp in the 2006 draft. This deal is somewhat reminiscent ...

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