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Redskins sign Darryl Sharpton, Clifton Geathers

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The Redskins added a couple of players to their defense on Thursday.

Linebacker Darryl Sharpton and defensive lineman Clifton Geathers have both signed with the team.

As we tweeted earlier, Sharpton signed a one-year deal in Washington that is worth up to $2 million. He’s started 13 games at inside linebacker for the Texans over the last two years when Brian Cushing was injured, picking up 115 tackles and an interception. He’ll join the recently re-signed Perry Riley and Keenan Robinson on the depth chart and could compete for a starting job depending on what the rest of the offseason brings.

Adam Caplan of ESPN reported the news of Geathers’ signing. He leaves the Eagles for their NFC East rivals after one year that saw him play in every game and record 13 tackles for the division champs. He played for the Colts in 2012, recording his only career sack, and has also spent time with the Seahawks, Dolphins and Cowboys. He’ll likely provide depth, but, again, that will depend on who else the Redskins bring into the organization.

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9 Responses to “Redskins sign Darryl Sharpton, Clifton Geathers”
  1. logicalvoicesays says: Mar 13, 2014 4:52 PM

    Sharpton is a quality signing at a reasonable price. I sleep easy at night knowing Bruce Allen knows what he’s doing in operating the best franchise in sports. The mighty Redskins have woken up and coming to deliever Burgundy and Gold Beatdowns. #HTTR

  2. aceakking says: Mar 13, 2014 4:55 PM

    Welcome to the Washington R-word, Darryl.

  3. upperdecker19 says: Mar 13, 2014 5:04 PM

    Take Pat Chung, Nate Allen and Michael Vick while you’re at it

  4. Rick Spielman is a Magician says: Mar 13, 2014 5:12 PM

    I hope nobody confuses Darryl Sharpton with Darren Sharper.

  5. bigredscouting says: Mar 13, 2014 5:26 PM

    I’m a redskins fan, and even I know we are far from the best franchise in sports. One trip to fedex field will prove that. Not to mention we haven’t been truly relevant since 91.

    I did like the Sharpton signing though.

  6. 40yearoldvirginian says: Mar 13, 2014 5:51 PM

    Clifton’s the nephew of Jumpy who had a few good years with the ‘Skins. I hope Darryl’s not related to Al.

  7. gregmorris78 says: Mar 13, 2014 7:48 PM

    yeah, i admit i first thought of sharper.

    I’ll never look at a “pick” the same way. Can we say “pick magnet”? I see drugged beauties and Sharper’s conceded grin…

  8. raiderapologist says: Mar 13, 2014 9:27 PM

    The bottom five free agent signings: Everyone that signs with the Redskins. In that order.

  9. bluenose1965 says: Mar 13, 2014 10:25 PM

    Don’t confuse Al with Darryl. Al was injured less often.

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