Sharpe was waived by the Texans earlier this week, and Oakland swooped in to claim the second-year pro. With Kolton Miller (knee) and Kelechi Osemele (knee) both nursing injuries, Sharpe could realistically find an immediate role on the Raiders' offensive line.
Sharpe was waived by Houston on Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle reports.
Sharpe was waived to make room for Deante Burton on the 53-man roster. The second-year pro served a depth role on Houston's offensive line but has parted ways with the team after about a month. If Sharpe goes unclaimed on waivers, he'll look to find a depth role elsewhere in the league.
It appears that the Texans had planned to have the offensive lineman on their active roster from the start but had him join the practice squad to get acquainted with the team. Sharpe is entering his second NFL season after being selected by the Raiders in the fourth round of last year's draft.
Sharpe (illness) is active for Sunday's game against the Chargers.
Sharpe entered the weekend with a questionable designation after the illness prevented him from practicing Thursday, but his health took a turn for the better over the weekend. He'll start at left tackle in the season finale.
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