Texans don’t sound thrilled about losing Max Scharping to Bengals on waiver wire

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The Cincinnati Bengals claimed three players off waivers on Wednesday after making “final” cuts to the 53-man limit.

One of those was a tight end. The other two were linemen on both sides of the trenches, highlighted by former Texans second-round pick Max Scharping.

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.

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Story originally appeared on Bengals Wire