With the Buccaneers defense near the bottom of most statistical categories seven weeks into the season (six games for them), there were rumblings on whether or not this team would be making any moves as the trade deadline approached.

On Tuesday afternoon, the the team announced that they had waived S Isaiah Johnson and released DE Larry Webster from the practice squad, creating two openings – Johnson will likely return to the practice squad.

But, that left one 53-man roster spot open, and now we know it will be former Seahawks and Saints defensive end Darryl Tapp who will fill that spot.

Tapp (33) was drafted in the second round by the Seahawks in 2006. He played four year for them, starting for two. Since then he’s been an NFL journeyman. He hasn’t landed a consistent starting role since, but is an experienced player on a defensive line that need some kind of production. He has 28 career sacks to his name.

The Bucs are currently last in the NFL with seven on the season; they’re the only team with single digit sacks as a team.

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Trevor Sikkema is the Tampa Bay Buccaneers beat reporter and NFL Draft analyst for PewterReport.com. Sikkema, an alumnus of the University of Florida, has covered both college and professional football for much of his career. As a native of the Sunshine State, when he's not buried in social media, Sikkema can be found out and active, attempting to be the best athlete he never was. Sikkema can be reached at: trevor@pewterreport.com
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3 years ago

This is the best that we can do????

3 years ago

Yes, 33 year old Darryl Tapp did spend time on the Saints roster, but it was an on again-off again love affair. On July 6, 2016, Tapp was signed to the New Orleans Saints. On September 3, 2016, he was released by the Saints but re-signed on September 5, 2016. On March 23, 2017, Tapp re-signed with the Saints. He was released on September 5, 2017. He was re-signed on September 20, but was later released again. (Info from Wikipedia). I have no idea what was going on there, but reminds me of a cat toying with a dead mouse.… Read more »

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3 years ago

More salt for the wound or grist for the mill – whatever! Tapp did spend time with the Saints this season but never got on the field. He