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Chris Roling

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

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

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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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