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His status doesn’t concern him. Tapp has been a starter and a reserve during his career.

“When you’re on any great team, you want to continue to push yourself and push those in front of you,” he said. “I’m doing everything I can to learn how to be an outside linebacker, and we continue to push each other.

“You have to prepare like you’re the starter. Everybody knows you’re one play away from being the guy. The better I am learning this defense, at this position, the better off the team will be.”