Oct 13, 2013; Arlington, TX, USA; Washington Redskins linebacker Darryl Tapp (54) on the field prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium. The Dallas Cowboys beat the Washington Redskins 31-16. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports

Detroit Lions Lose Willie Young to Bears, Expected to Replace Him with Darryl Tapp


The Detroit Lions added defensive end depth to their list of needs after Willie Young agreed to a deal with the Chicago Bears earlier today. The deal is reportedly 3-years and $9 million, with a signing bonus of $2 million.

It is looking like the Lions already have a replacement with reports the team intends to sign Darryl Tapp.

Tapp’s instagram account confirms his intention to leave the Redskins for the Lions.

In swapping Tapp in for the departing Young the Lions are putting a lot of faith in the health of Jason Jones and the development of Ziggy Ansah and Devin Taylor. It may also mean the Lions will give more consideration to a pass rusher early in the draft.

Tapp played sparingly with the Redskins in 2013 but had some success as a member of the Philadelphia Eagles before that. A move to the Lions reunites him with Jim Washburn.

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