When looking through some NFLPA records on Monday, I noticed that defensive end Darryl Tapp was suddenly listed as being under contract with the Detroit Lions for the 2015 season. This was odd considering nothing was ever reported about Tapp getting a new deal with the Lions, but it turns out that he quietly re-signed with the team within the last month.
Tapp's deal was actually done 3 weeks ago, just recently filed— Dave Birkett (@davebirkett) March 2, 2015
According to Dave Birkett, Tapp got a minimum salary benefit deal. This means that it's for one year and has a base salary of $870,000. Tapp got an $80,000 signing bonus along with this deal, which will only count $665,000 against the cap in 2015.
The decision to re-sign Tapp was really a no-brainer given that he got a minimum deal. He may have only had 17 tackles and 0.5 sacks last season, but he served as solid depth at defensive end. He also showed an ability to slide inside as extra depth at defensive tackle, and that kind of versatility is nice to have around.