Bears sign linebacker Darryl Sharpton

The Chicago Bears continued overhauling the roster on the go Wednesday, signing linebacker Darryl Sharpton to a one-year contract.

Sharpton played the last three seasons under linebackers coach Reggie Herring with the Houston Texans, so he’s a known quantity for a unit that will be without Shea McClellin again this week when the Green Bay Packers come to Soldier Field on Sunday.

Sharpton, 26, appeared in 42 games with 19 starts over the previous four years with the Texans. He made 87 tackles and had one forced fumble last season. The Texans drafted Sharpton in the fourth round out of Miami in 2010.

The Washington Redskins terminated the contract of Sharpton on Monday. He had been on the team’s injured reserve list after suffering a high ankle sprain in the second week of August.

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