The Arizona Cardinals are continuing to see if they can improve at the inside linebacker position. With Daryl Washington's future unknown, the Cardinals signed Sean Weatherspoon in free agency and added four undrafted inside linebackers after the draft.
The Cardinals now, according to Aaron Wilson of the Baltimore Sun, have had veteran linebacker Darryl Sharpton in for a visit.
Sharpton was a fourth round pick of the Houston Texans in 2010, where he played four seasons. He played last season for the Chicago Bears, but only appeared in five games, starting two, before a hamstring injury landed him on injured reserve. He had 15 tackles for Chicago.
In his career, he has appeared in 47 games and has started 22 of them. He has collected 176 tackles and a sack.
He has never appeared in all 16 games in a season.
The 5-11, 235-pound linebacker has 4.6-4.7 speed and coming out of college, he was known as a hard-hitting tackler. Injuries have plagued him dating back to his days at the University of Miami.
In 2013, when he appeared in 15 games, he had his best season, collecting 87 tackles. Pro Football Focus graded him very highly against the run (+10.5) and very poorly in coverage (-11.2).