Raiders claim former draft pick David Sharpe off waivers

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The Raiders are having trouble keeping offensive linemen healthy, and they’ve brought back one of their former draft picks.

Via Field Yates of ESPN, the Raiders claimed David Sharpe off waivers from the Texans yesterday.

Since they were playing (allegedly) last night, he wasn’t available, and the transaction is being finalized today.

The Raiders actually drafted Sharpe in the fourth round in 2017, and he started two games last season but he was let go in final cuts this year. The Texans signed him to their practice squad, and promoted him in September to the active roster. When the Texans waived him this week, the Raiders wanted him back.

Left tackle Kolton Miller left last night’s loss with a knee injury and didn’t return, and they used Pro Bowl guard Kelechi Osemele in his spot, among a number of line shuffles.

6 responses to “Raiders claim former draft pick David Sharpe off waivers

  1. Great, maybe he benefited from being coached up in Houston.

    Gruden should do this more often.

    Kind of like a lend-lease program.

  2. its all good, and even better that we are still in the Nick Bosa converstaion. 4 picks out of the first 33 picks

  3. Why? Their offensive line looked terrific last night. Maybe he’s a Gruden grinder, that must be it.

  4. “Raider nation “hooping g and hollering during the off-season like they’re going to be good. Now they are completely silent… As per usual.

  5. radrntn says:
    November 2, 2018 at 1:55 pm
    its all good, and even better that we are still in the Nick Bosa converstaion. 4 picks out of the first 33 picks
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    Who will be the next Karl Joseph, Gareon Conley, or Kolton Miller? Or maybe they can draft a great player or trade him away for even more draft picks. Or maybe find the next Sebastian Janikowski in the first round!

  6. “Raider nation “hooping g and hollering during the off-season like they’re going to be good. Now they are completely silent… As per usual.

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    You must be talking about the homers that believe everything Gruden says. The real Raider Nation is still here watching this all burn down in disbelief.

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