Take two: LB Darryl Sharpton agrees to terms on a one-year deal with Washington, per league source. Worth up to $2 million.— ProFootballTalk (@ProFootballTalk) March 13, 2014
The 26 year old Sharpton is the first cousin of 59 year old Reverend Al Sharpton (I'm not sure how that math works) and still has plenty of time to prove that he can stay healthy enough to be a full-time starter. By signing a one-year deal in Washington, one can assume that this is a "prove it" contract that would allow him to pursue more money this time next year. In return, the Skins get a depth option to help fill in for the now-retired London Fletcher. While not a dynamic player by any means, Sharpton now has the opportunity to show that he can be a capable, injury-free starter in the National Football League rather than the constantly banged-up, middling producer he was in Houston.
We wish him the best and hope he realizes his full potential in his new home.