Tajae Sharpe will compete for a roster spot in Chiefs training camp this summer. The former fifth-round pick hasn't recorded a catch since 2019 and has yet to record 550 yards in a single season. You can do better than this.
The Falcons signed Sharpe to a contract Monday, Tom Pelissero of NFL Network reports. Sharpe spent time with the Chiefs earlier this offseason, and he'll now link with a Falcons team that's rumored to be in the process of finding a trade partner for longtime standout Julio Jones. In the event that Jones does get dealt, Sharpe could be thrust into a key depth role, though even then he'd be competing for the No. 3 gig at best behind both Calvin Ridley and Russell Gage, not to mention lauded rookie tight end Kyle Pitts. Sharpe hasn't done much since his time with the Titans, and he only had a 25-329-4 stat line across 15 games with the team back in 2019.
Kansas City released Sharpe on Monday, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Sharpe spent time on the Chiefs' practice squad in 2020 and re-signed with the team this offseason, but he'll now have to search for opportunities elsewhere in the league. He also appeared in four games with the Vikings last season, failing to secure any of his three targets in that span.
The Chiefs are re-signing Sharpe, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. Sharpe spent time on the Chiefs' practice squad last season, and though he didn't actually appear in any games with the team, he did draw three targets (zero catches) in four contests with the Vikings. He'll work to compete for a depth role this offseason.
Sharpe agreed to a contract Thursday to join the Chiefs' practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports. The wideout will have to compete COVID-19 intake testing protocols before he's eligible to join the Chiefs, so the team may wait a few days until announcing the transaction. Once he's cleared to practice with Kansas City, Sharpe could be evaluated for a potential addition to the 53-man roster over the final two weeks of the regular season. The Chiefs currently have only four receivers on the active roster with Byron Pringle (ankle) on injured reserve.
The Vikings waived Sharpe on Monday. Sharpe struggled to get his footing in Minnesota, as he suited up in just four games and didn't record a reception. The 25-year-old receiver posted a 25-329-4 line with the Titans in 2019, so it wouldn't be surprising to see another team take a chance on Sharpe for depth purposes.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|2||09/19||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|3||09/26||@New York Giants||9||20.38|
|4||10/03||Washington Football Team||5||19.35|
|5||10/10||New York Jets||18||23.13|
|9||11/07||@New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
|11||11/18||New England Patriots||10||20.63|
|13||12/05||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||19||23.50|
|15||12/19||@San Francisco 49ers||15||21.50|
|18||01/09||New Orleans Saints||16||22.00|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||28||17||215||2||14||12.65||33|