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Lions bring in Darryl Tapp for visit

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Free agent Darryl Tapp is visiting the Detroit Lions on Thursday.

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It turns out that fullback Henry Hynoski and safety James Ihedigbo aren't the only two free agents visiting the Detroit Lions on Thursday. They are also hosting linebacker Darryl Tapp for a visit, according to Tim Twentyman.

Tapp has been in the NFL since 2006 and spent last season with the Washington Redskins. He played in only 11 games, and he had only 10 tackles and 1.0 sack.

Before joining the Redskins, Tapp spent three seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles and four seasons with the Seattle Seahawks. He was actually a defensive end in Seattle and Philadelphia, and he averaged 3.4 sacks a season during his seven years with the Seahawks and Eagles.

I have to imagine the Lions are looking at Tapp as a defensive end. With only three defensive ends currently under contract, Tapp would add some veteran depth, and he's somebody who could contribute on special teams as well. He may have been a linebacker last season, but he seems better suited for the defensive line, especially in a 4-3 defense.