The Washington Times - March 28, 2013, 04:26PM

Darryl Tapp has signed a one-year deal with the Washington Redskins, the team announced Thursday.

The seven-year NFL veteran spent the last three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, so the Redskins are familiar with his work. He was a defensive end in Philadelphia’s 4-3 scheme but will be an outside linebacker in the Redskins’ 3-4.


The 28-year-old was a second-round pick by the Seattle Seahawks in 2006 out of Virginia Tech, where he recorded 23.5 sacks in 53 games. A Portsmouth, Va., native, Tapp has 24 career sacks in the NFL.

In the short term, he should help replace linebacker Rob Jackson, who will be suspended for the first four games after violating the NFL’s banned substance policy.