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Washington trades for OL depth in David Sharpe

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The Washington Football Team added some offensive tackle depth on Tuesday, trading for tackle David Sharpe from the Las Vegas Raiders.

Washington also received a 2021 seventh-round pick, sending back a 2021 sixth-round selection in return.

Sharpe was a fourth-round pick of the Raiders in the 2017 NFL Draft out of the University of Florida. He appeared in five games his rookie season before being waived in 2018. After spending a portion of 2018 with the Texans, Sharpe rejoined the Raiders halfway through the season. In 2019 he played in nine games, starting two. 

While the starting offensive line in Washington is set heading into the 2020 season, the depth of the position is largely in question. A mixture of veterans and unproven rookies give the team some options, but injuries and uninspiring performances have left Washington looking for more help. 

With the addition of Sharpe, Washington at least has another option to consider as it approaches Week 1 against the Philadelphia Eagles. In the past, the tackle position had consistency due to Trent Williams’ tenure in Washington. But with the veteran now in San Francisco, the unit will have to come together to replace his production and protection.