Bears Sign LB Darryl Sharpton To Active Roster, Cut FB Tony Fiammetta


The Chicago Bears announced that recently signed LB Darryl Sharpton has been signed to their active roster with FB Tony Fiammetta being released with an injury settlement to make room for him.

Sharpton, 26, was drafted by the Houston Texans in the fourth round of the 2010 Draft. He spent four productive years with the Texans before signing a one-year deal with the Redskins in March.

Chicago currently has LB D.J. Williams playing inside, and he is backed up by second-year LB Jon Bostic. The Bears have been looking for special teams help, and Sharpton will most likely be expected to contribute there.

Sharpton appeared in 15 games in 2013, and recorded 87 tackles.

Fiammetta, 28, was dealing with a hamstring injury and was in the second year of his three-year, $2.25 million contract. He base salary for 2014 was $730,000.

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