The Cincinnati Bengals claimed three players off waivers on Wednesday after making “final” cuts to the 53-man limit.
Scharping pops out the most because of his draft status and the fact he put in 2,200-plus snaps of work with the Texans.
After the fact, Texans general manager Nick Caserio told Aaron Wilson of Pro Football Network the loss hurts: “That was a tough one. Max is a good player. It’s where we were right now. We felt like it was the best decision for us.”
From the sounds of it, the Texans might have tried to find a way to keep Scharping if he had cleared waivers. And he almost did, considering the Bengals have a very late spot in the official order.
Now in Cincinnati, Scharping is, at the very least, high-quality depth at the guard spot that could spell the end of Jackson Carman’s time on the roster. He’s also got a shot to be in the mix as a starter should rookie Cordell Volson struggle.