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Darryl Tapp signs contract with Washington Redskins

The Washington Redskins have added a little something to their defensive front.

Darryl Tapp, who played 39 games for the Philadelphia Eagles after spending four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks, signed with the Redskins on Thursday, the team announced. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported it's a one-year contract.

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It's a depth move for coach Mike Shanahan's Redskins. Tapp played only 257 defensive snaps for the Eagles last season and figures as a second- or third-wave lineman. The reserves became vital in Washington a year ago following a season-ending injury to pass rusher Brian Orakpo. Tapp has 24 sacks over his seven-year career and remains adequate against the run.

Tapp would have hit the open market last September had he not agreed to chop down his outrageous $2.575 million Eagles salary for 2012. He won't make anywhere close to that in what amounts to a one-year trial run in Washington.

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