David Sharpe Adds Depth to Offensive Line
In a move some people were anticipating would happen after cut down day, the Washington Football Team has added depth to its offensive line via trade.
The team announced that is has traded their 2021 6th round pick to the Las Vegas Raiders for tackle David Sharpe and their 2021 7th round pick.
We have acquired T David Sharpe from the Las Vegas Raiders pic.twitter.com/dlm8whKgXV
— Washington Football Team (@WashingtonNFL) September 2, 2020
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Sharpe has bounced around the NFL in his short career. He was drafted by the Raiders in the 4th round of the 2017 draft.
David was waived on cut down day in 2018 and found a landing spot with the Texans starting off on their practice squad, then promoted to their active roster, but ultimately cut in October.
Once waived by the Texans, Sharpe was claimed and returned to the Raiders where he remained until tonight.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out. Sharpe was knocked coming out of college for his lack of athleticism and continued to struggle developing the past three seasons. There is no shortage of depth concerns on the offensive line as he could move to the inside.
Sharpe could be nothing more then a needed body and project that the team could work on while he is on the practice squad. But, you don’t typically trade for a guy a few days away from cut down day if you don’t expect to contribute in some way.