Darryl Sharpton‘s stint with the Cardinals lasted just three months, as the team announced today that it has released the veteran linebacker (Twitter link via Darren Urban of AZCardinals.com). Because he’s a vested veteran, Sharpton won’t have to pass through waivers before becoming a free agent.
In four years in Houston between 2010 and 2013, Sharpton, appeared in 42 games (19 starts), totaling 146 tackles as a part-time player for the Texans. The former fourth-round pick out of Miami joined the Bears last season, but played sparingly for the club, appearing in just 108 defensive snaps. Sharpton signed with the Cardinals in May in the hopes of providing some depth at linebacker for the team this season, but Arizona has opted not to hang onto him.
Following the release of Sharpton, the Cardinals have 89 players on their roster.