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Raiders trade tackle David Sharpe to Washington

Free agent Sam Young will likely be Las Vegas swing tackle

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David Sharpe
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As they work toward Saturday’s cut-down day, the Raiders have sent backup tackle David Sharpe to the Washington Football Team in a deal that includes a swap of late-round picks.

It was likely that Sharpe was not going to make the Raiders’ roster, so it’s good that they were able to get some value for him.

He reunites with Jack Del Rio, who was the Raiders coach when Sharpe was drafted in the fourth round in 2017 out of Florida. Del Rio is now Washington’s defensive coordinator. Sharpe also protected Del Rio’s son, Luke, in college at Florida.

San Francisco 49ers v Kansas City Chiefs
Sam Young
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Jon Gruden cut Sharpe, 24, in 2018 and then brought him back later that year.

With Sharpe gone, it likely means veteran Sam Young will be the swing tackle. Brandon Parker, a 2018 third-round pick, could also make the roster.