Eagles deal LB to Seahawks for DE
The Philadelphia Eagles have followed through with their search for another defensive end to pair with Pro Bowler Trent Cole.
The Eagles Tuesday traded pass-rushing LB/DE hybrid Chris Clemons and an undisclosed draft pick to the Seattle Seahawks for DE Darryl Tapp, FOXSports.com has learned.
Tapp, a four-year veteran wth Seattle, had signed his restricted free-agent tender with the Seahawks a day earlier. After Monday's re-signing, Tapp said on his Twitter account "it is truly a blessing to have a job doing what I love to do. Always appreciating my opportunities."
A second-round pick of the Seahawks in 2006, Tapp played in 16 games last year with 49 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks and a forced fumble. He has 18 sacks in his four seasons with Seattle, including a career-high seven in 2007.
Clemons is a five-year veteran with 20 career sacks, including a career-best of eight in 2007 with Oakland.