Former NFL protection Darryl Tapp is returning to the league as a coach.
Tapp spent the final 12 months as a co-defensive line coach at his alma mater of Virginia Tech. He had earlier one-year stops at Vanderbilt and Central Michigan as he started his teaching profession after retiring from the sport following the 2017 season.
A former second-round choose of the Seattle Seahawks in 2006, Tapp performed components of 12 seasons within the NFL for six completely different groups. After his first 4 seasons with Seattle, he was traded to the Philadelphia Eagles and spent three seasons with the staff. He performed one season with Washington in 2013, two years with the Detroit Lions in 2014-15, components of two seasons with the New Orleans Saints in 2016-17 and completed his profession briefly with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2017.
49ers head coach Kyle Shanahan was the offensive coordinator in Washington when Tapp spent his one season with the staff.
Tapp replaces Aaron Whitecotton because the staff’s assistant to Kris Kocurek. Whitecotton left to hitch Robert Saleh’s new workers with the New York Jets.
Report: Darryl Tapp joining 49ers staff as assistant defensive line coach initially appeared on Pro Football Talk