NFL Notes: Redskins sign ex-Eagle Tapp

NFL Notes: Redskins sign ex-Eagle Tapp
March 28, 2013, 5:30 pm
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CSNPhilly.com/AP

WASHINGTON -- Redskins sign former Eagles defensive lineman Darryl Tapp on Thursday.

Tapp appeared in 13 games for the Eagles last season, registering 17 tackles in 257 snaps. The 28-year-old Virginia Tech product spent his first four seasons in Seattle and the past three in Philadelphia.

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, who first reported the agreement, the deal is for one year.

Tapp’s best season came as a member of the Seahawks in 2007, when he started 16 games and amassed 41 tackles and seven sacks. He’s started eight games the past four seasons combined, including none last season.

-- CSNWashington.com

Saints ink LB Butler
METAIRIE, La. -- New Orleans general manager Mickey Loomis says the Saints and free agent linebacker Victor Butler have agreed to terms on a two-year contract.

The 6-foot-2, 245-pound Butler, who visited the Eagles earlier this week, has spent the past four seasons with Dallas, which drafted him in the fourth round in 2009. In New Orleans, he'll rejoin new Saints defensive coordinator Rob Ryan, who held the same position with the Cowboys the past two seasons.

Butler played defensive end at Oregon State and was converted to outside linebacker in Dallas' 3-4 scheme, which the Saints will use this season.

Butler played in 16 games with one start last season. He was credited with 24 tackles, including three sacks, a tackle for a loss, three passes defended and a forced fumble. He also forced a fumble on special teams.

-- Associated Press

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