Profootballtalk reports that the Washington Redskins have agreed to terms on a contract with Houston Texans free agent linebacker Darryl Sharpton. It’s reported the deal is worth up to $2 million. Sharpton started 13 games at inside linebacker for the Texans last season in place of the injured Brian Cushing, and should compete to start for the Skins.
The Redskins have re-signed starting inside linebacker Perry Riley, but needed to add depth at the position with the retirement of London Fletcher. They have also signed former Tampa Bay Buccaneers special teams standout Adam Hayward to a free agent deal, and he may compete for the inside linebacker job as well.
Darryl Sharpton had a career high 86 tackles for the Texans last season, and did decent job as a starter. However, he’s still a player with something to prove. And this one-year deal with the Redskins should give him to opportunity to enhance his resume, and approach free agency again after next season.
If nothing else, Sharpton’s presence gives the Redskins another able body along with Hayward to add to their special teams, which were atrocious last season.