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Darryl Sharpton | Linebacker

Team: Arizona Cardinals
Age / DOB:  (27) / 1/1/1988
Ht / Wt:  5'11' / 235
College: Miami (FL)
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Cardinals signed ILB Darryl Sharpton, formerly of the Bears.
Arizona cut CB Eddie Whitley to make room. Sharpton played just 108 snaps for the Bears last season and didn't contribute at all on special teams. The 27-year-old is merely a depth addition for the linebacker-needy Cardinals. May 13 - 2:18 PM

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Free agent ILB Darryl Sharpton visited the Cardinals this week.

Sharpton played 108 snaps for Chicago last season, struggling in coverage while receiving neutral grades from Pro Football Focus in pass rushing and run defense. With Sean Weatherspoon's health in question and Larry Foote likely to retire, the Cardinals are looking to add depth at inside linebacker.
May 8 - 8:47 AM

Bears placed ILB Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve with a hamstring injury, ending his season.

He hadn't played since Week 8. The former Texans fourth-round pick compiled 13 tackles and a quarterback hurry in 108 defensive snaps this season. Rookie QB David Fales was promoted from the practice squad in a corresponding move.
Sat, Dec 13, 2014 11:41:00 AM

Bears signed ILB Darryl Sharpton.

It likely means Shea McClellin (hand) isn't ready to return. Sharpton was released by Washington with an injury settlement earlier this week and will provide veteran depth.
Wed, Sep 24, 2014 02:52:00 PM

Redskins placed ILB Darryl Sharpton on injured reserve, ending his season.

He suffered a high ankle sprain in preseason.
Sat, Aug 30, 2014 10:22:00 AM

Redskins signed ILB Darryl Sharpton, formerly of the Texans, to a one-year contract.

According to Profootballtalk, the deal is worth "up to" $2 million. Sharpton made 13 starts in Brian Cushing's absence the past two seasons, but wasn't effective at anything other than plugging the run. He's a replacement-level 'backer, and nothing more than a depth signing for a Redskins team trying to find bargains.
Thu, Mar 13, 2014 02:37:00 PM

Darryl Sharpton will take Brian Cushing's spot at inside linebacker.

Cushing is done for the season after breaking his fibula and tearing his LCL in Week 7. Sharpton, a capable starter when healthy (as he rarely is) slides in next to Joe Mays.
Tue, Oct 22, 2013 12:38:00 PM

Texans ILB Darryl Sharpton (concussion) has been cleared for Sunday's Week 2 game against the Titans.

Sharpton missed the final two preseason games and the season opener with a concussion. He started five games down the stretch last year and will be used in a part-time role with Joe Mays now that he's cleared to return.
Sat, Sep 14, 2013 08:40:00 PM

Texans ILB Darryl Sharpton (concussion) resumed practicing after being medically cleared Thursday.

The oft-injured linebacker started five games down the stretch last season, but will likely be returning to a timeshare with Joe Mays opposite Brian Cushing at inside linebacker.
Thu, Sep 12, 2013 02:42:00 PM

Texans ILB Darryl Sharpton (concussion) did not participate in Saturday's practice and has been ruled out for Week 1.

Sharpton suffered a concussion in the third preseason game and still hasn't been cleared to practice. Joe Mays and Tim Dobbins will get an extended look opposite Brian Cushing on Monday night against the Chargers.
Sat, Sep 7, 2013 09:27:00 PM

Texans ILB Darryl Sharpton has been diagnosed with a concussion.

Sharpton suffered the injury two weeks ago, but the Texans are just now disclosing it. Sharpton still has time to get cleared for Monday night's opener, but his injury track record is poor. Sharpton has missed 21 of a possible 48 games since being the No. 102 pick of the 2010 draft. Tim Dobbins and Joe Mays should pick up the slack if Sharpton can't go against San Diego.
Thu, Sep 5, 2013 02:46:00 PM

Texans activated ILB Darryl Sharpton (hip, groin) from the active/PUP list.

He was back on the practice field Sunday, where Sharpton will compete with Joe Mays to start alongside Brian Cushing. Sharpton has been incredibly injury prone since the Texans made him the 102nd overall pick in the 2010 draft. The 25-year-old has missed 21-of-48 possible games through three seasons.
Sun, Aug 4, 2013 03:09:00 PM

Texans ILB Darryl Sharpton (hip/groin) has sustained a setback.

The Texans' medical staff can't seem to get a handle on this injury, which has plagued Sharpton since last season. He received an injection on Sunday and was said to be feeling better. "It's a disappointment for Darryl and for us, but we've got to give him every chance to get back on the field," coach Gary Kubiak said. "He had a great offseason." Sharpton has appeared in just 27 of a possible 48 games during his three-year NFL career.
Tue, Jul 30, 2013 11:59:00 AM

Texans ILB Darryl Sharpton (hip) participated in OTAs on Monday in a limited fashion.

"Sharpton’s good," coach Gary Kubiak said. "We’re kind of going to be a little protective with him, keep him out of some special teams drills and stuff, but he’s back to work." Sharpton will contend with Tim Dobbins and possibly Brooks Reed for the starting inside 'backer job next to Brian Cushing.
Mon, May 20, 2013 06:22:00 PM

Texans DC Wade Phillips says ILB Darryl Sharpton is still not recovered from his late-season hip injury.

"Darryl's not healthy enough right now to do our offseason stuff," Phillips said. "He's still not been cleared by the doctors." This contradicts earlier comments from Sharpton himself, who claimed in February he was 100 percent healed. We'll find out for sure when the Texans begin OTAs on Monday.
Wed, May 15, 2013 09:37:00 AM

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