New Orleans desperately needs help rushing the passer. The plan to move linebacker Hau'oli Kikaha down to defensive end to bolster the rush blew up last month when the second-year player suffered a torn ACL. Even before Kikaha's injury, pass-rushing depth was a major concern for the Saints entering the 2016 season.
Tapp, a 2006 second-round pick by the Seahawks, compiled 18 sacks in his first four seasons in Seattle, but has been a bit player with the Eagles, Redskins and Lions. Over the past two seasons in Detroit, Tapp has compiled just 2.5 sacks and 43 tackles in 32 games as a rotational player. He's a better run defender than pass rusher at this stage of his career.