The Saints re-signed defensive end Darryl Tapp, according to a source who spoke with Josh Katzenstein of The Times-Picayune (on Twitter). Tapp was released by the Saints just after the 53-man cutdown deadline.
Tapp, 33, appeared in all 16 games for the Saints last year, giving him his third consecutive season of perfect regular season attendance. Although his 17 tackles and half a sack weren’t eye-popping numbers, the advanced metrics were fond of his work. He finished out as the 43rd best edge defender in the NFL last year out of 109 qualified players, according to Pro Football Focus. The 78.0 overall score was his best showing since 2012.
Tapp will give the Saints another body in the front seven following Tuesday’s trade which sent linebacker Stephone Anthony to Miami. Tapp will look to get snaps behind starting DEs Alex Okafor and Cameron Jordan.
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