Texans To Waive G Max Scharping

Not long after trading a 2020 second-round pick to the Vikings, the Texans are moving on from a 2019 Round 2 choice. Max Scharping is being waived, ProFootballNetwork.com’s Aaron Wilson tweets.

This move comes after an effort to trade the fourth-year guard, per ESPN.com’s Jeremy Fowler (on Twitter). Scharping, 26, has considerable starting experience (33 games) and could be an interesting add for a team in need on the O-line interior.

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The Northern Illinois alum, however, bounced in and out of Houston’s starting lineup during his three-year tenure. He did suit up for all 17 Texans games last season but only started 11, being moved off the full-time starter tier at the midseason point. The Texans also drafted Scharping before their current Nick Caserio-headed regime arrived. Scharping graded just outside the top 50, per Pro Football Focus, among guards last season.

Houston fired GM Brian Gaine shortly after the draft that produced Scharping and first-round offensive lineman Tytus Howard. The latter, however, remains with Houston, which picked up its right tackle’s fifth-year option earlier this offseason. Houston was active at guard this offseason as well, signing ex-Jacksonville starter A.J. Cann and using a first-round pick on Kenyon Green.

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