September 29, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Darryl Tapp (54) walks the sideline before the game against the Oakland Raiders at Coliseum. The Redskins defeated the Raiders 24-14. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

NFL rumors: Darryl Tapp signs with Detroit Lions

The Detroit Lions found a candidate to help offset the loss of defensive end Willie Young who signed with NFC North division rival Chicago Bears earlier on Thursday in the form of Darryl Tapp who reportedly will sign with the team today, according to Dave Birkett.

The 6-1, 255-pound Tapp joins his third team in as many years after playing last year with the Washington Redskins where he appeared in 11 games, recording only one sack and seven tackles. Tapp will be reunited with Lions defensive line coach Jim Washburn who coached Tapp while he was with the Philadelphia Eagles.

Tapp has not started for the past two seasons and has been limited to 1.5 sacks in the time frame with 26 combined tackles.

The former second round pick out of Virginia Tech by the Seattle Seahawks may find this is his last opportunity to make a splash in the NFL after bouncing around in recent years.

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