The Philadelphia Eagles have signed newly acquired Tapp to a three-year contract. The contract was announced Thursday, a day after Tapp joined Philadelphia in a trade that sent defensive end Chris Clemons and a fourth-round pick in next month's draft to Seattle.|||||||
A second-round draft pick by the Seahawks in 2006, Tapp has 18 sacks, two interceptions, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 65 games. Tapp will compete for a starting spot at left defensive end. Pro Bowl end Trent Cole starts on the right side.
The Seattle Seahawks have traded Tapp to Philadelphia for defensive end Chris Clemons and the Eagles' fourth-round choice in next month's draft.|||||||
The Seahawks announced the deal Tuesday. They drafted Tapp in the second round in 2006 out of Virginia Tech and re-signed him Monday. He has 18 sacks, two interceptions, eight forced fumbles and four fumble recoveries in 65 NFL games. He had four sacks in a game against St. Louis in 2007.
Green Bay QB Aaron Rodgers accused Tapp of biting him during the Packers' 27-17 victory over the Seahawks last season, an allegation Tapp steadfastly denies. "He's not my concern as far as if I bit him or not because it didn't happen," Tapp said.|||||||
Not only did Tapp deny the incident, but he also seemed puzzled as to the timing of Rodgers' complaint. "I know me personally, if someone were to bite me I wouldn't wait a whole year to bring it up to somebody to get it handled.''