Buccaneers Place Noah Spence On IR, Sign DE Darryl Tapp & CB Deji Olatoye

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers announced Wednesday that they’ve placed DE Noah Spence on injured reserve with a shoulder injury and signed CB Deji Olatoye and DE Darryl Tapp to contracts.

Spence, 23, is a former second-round pick of the Buccaneers back in 2016. He’s currently in the second year of his four-year, $6.03 million contract and stands to make base salaries of $724,377 and $998,755 over the next two years of the agreement.

In 2017, Spence appeared in six games and recorded nine tackles, one sack and a forced fumble for the Buccaneers. Pro Football Focus has him rated as the No. 83 edge rusher out of 106 qualifying players.

Tapp, 32, is a former second-round pick of the Seahawks back in 2006. After four years with the Seahawks, Tapp signed a three-year contract with the Eagles as a free agent in 2010.

Tapp played a year for the Redskins before signing on with the Lions in March of 2014. Detroit later brought him back on a one-year deal before he eventually caught on with the Saints.

Unfortunately, the Saints cut Tapp loose coming out of the preseason as they trimmed their roster down to 53 players. New Orleans just re-signed him, then waived him just a few days later.

In 2016, Tapp appeared in all 16 games for the Saints and recorded 17 tackles, 0.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery. Pro Football Focus rated him as the No. 43 edge rusher out of 109 qualifying players.

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