Cutdown day was always just the first act in this program. Many of the players who were held onto realized there was little reason to celebrate because waiver claims were coming and their roster spot was anything but secure.
Today David Sharpe and Ian Silberman experienced that firsthand. Both tackles were waived a day after landing inside the 53-man roster bubble.
Sharpe in particular was a fourth round pick by the Raiders just last year. He and Silberman battled for the right tackle spot in training camp with neither grabbing ahold of the job. Now both are out. This according to Matt Schneidman of the Mercury News.
These are corresponding moves for waiver claims of OTs T.J. Clemmings and Justin Murray. https://t.co/OAucSEenXZ— Matt Schneidman (@mattschneidman) September 2, 2018
Replacing them are tackles TJ Clemmings and Justin Murray.
Clemmings is a former 4th round pick himself. He was the starting right tackle for the Vikings his first two seasons in Minnesota and has not started the past two seasons in Washington.