Texans Ink fourth-round linebacker Darryl Sharpton

The National Football Post reports the following on the Texans:

The Texans have signed fourth-round linebacker Darryl Sharpton to a four-year contract.

Sharpton received the standard base salaries of $320,000, $405,000, $490,000 and $575,000, a fourth-year escalator clause and a signing bonus slightly less than the $538,250 that Tampa Bay Buccaneers wide receiver Mike Williams received as the pick directly above him.

The Texans also waived safety Aaron Webster and waived-injured wide receiver Trey Stross.

Sharpton was selected with the 102nd overall pick out of Miami.

For the Hurricanes, he started 30 games, including 18 at middle linebacker, nine at strongside linebadcker and three on the weak side. During his career, he recorded 255 tackles, 2 1/2 sacks, one forced fumble and nine pass deflections.

As a senior, Sharpton started at middle linebacker and led the team with a career-high 106 tackles.


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