SATURDAY, 2:40pm: Tapp’s contract with the team will pay him $855,000 in base salary, and will count $570,000 agains the salary cap, reports Michael Rothstein of ESPN (via Twitter).
TUESDAY, 3:44pm: The Lions initially signed edge defender Darryl Tapp during the first week of free agency this offseason, and now the team is bringing him back during the first week of the regular season. According to Tim Twentyman of DetroitLions.com (via Twitter), the club has re-signed Tapp, placing rookie linebacker Kyle Van Noy on the injured reserve list with the designation to return in order to clear an active roster spot.
Tapp, who turns 30 this month, is coming off his least productive season, as he recorded just 10 tackles and one sack for Washington in 2013, well below his respective career highs of 55 and seven. Although he saw plenty of playing time during stints with the Seahawks and Eagles earlier in his career, Tapp probably won’t be more than a reserve defender for Detroit.
As for Van Noy, the second-round pick will be eligible to begin practicing after Week 6, and can return to game action after Week 8.