Field Yates of ESPN reports that the Saints have signed veteran DE Darryl Tapp to a contract on Wednesday.
- Josh Katzenstein reports that Tapp receives a one-year contract.
The Saints actually hosted Tapp for a tryout a few weeks ago, so he was clearly on their radar.
The Saints could use some pass-rush help now that Hau’oli Kikaha suffered another torn ACL.
Tapp, 31, 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 brought him back on a one-year deal last year, but this is the first reported interest in him since the free agent market several months ago.
In 2015, Tapp appeared in all 16 games for the Lions and recorded 26 tackles, two sacks, and two forced fumbles.