THURSDAY, 10:44am: The Bears have confirmed the signing of Sharpton, announcing that fullback Tony Fiammetta has been removed from the roster with an injury settlement to clear space (Twitter link). Fiammetta re-injured his hamstring during the club’s Week 3 game against the Jets.
The Redskins placed Sharpton on the injured reserve list this offseason before releasing him. Sharpton, 26, was expected to compete for an inside linebacker spot in Washington with Adam Hayward and Akeem Jordan but things didn’t pan out for the veteran thanks to his ankle injury.
Across the last four seasons, Sharpton has appeared in 42 games and made 19 starts for the Texans. He has 92 solo tackles and 54 assisted tackles to his credit during that time with four pass deflections, two forced fumbles, and one fumble recovery.