The Titans signed slot man Adam Humphries to a four-year, $36 million contract to join Sharpe (ankle), Corey Davis and Taywan Taylor in their receiving corps, Erik Bacharach of The Nashville Tennessean reports. Given that he took most of his snaps from the slot in 2018 while producing just 6.7 yards per target, Sharpe may have a tough time getting on the field in 2019, potentially even landing in a battle for his roster spot this summer. Heading into the final year of his rookie contract, Sharpe at least figures to be back at full strength after he was limited by an ankle injury throughout much of last season. With Humphries locked in for slot work, Sharpe presumably hopes to push Taylor for outside snaps.
Sharpe was not targeted before exiting Sunday's 33-17 loss to the Colts with an ankle injury. Sharpe concluded his 2018 season in disappointing fashion as he continued to battle an ankle injury that has cost him productivity throughout much of the second half of the season. When healthy, he has shown the ability to command targets -- he had three games with six or more -- and work as an intermediate option in the Titans' passing attack. However, after missing all of 2017 due to a foot injury, his durability emerges as a concern. He'll get another chance to be a key to the Titans' passing attack in 2019, likely battling with Taywan Taylor for the secondary receiving role behind Corey Davis.
Sharpe was removed from Sunday's game against the Colts with an apparent injury to his left leg/ankle, Turron Davenport of ESPN.com reports. Sharpe may have aggravated the same ankle injury that's been bothering him for the past two months. He had one target and no receptions at the time of his exit midway through the second quarter. Darius Jennings and Cameron Batson are both candidates for more work if Sharpe doesn't return.
Sharpe (ankle) doesn't have a designation for Sunday's game versus the Colts. Sharpe has been plagued by an ankle injury for the better part of the past two months, and his contributions to the box score have suffered as a result. As evidence, he has just 10 catches (on 22 targets) for 94 yards and one touchdown over the last eight games. On a positive note, the visit to the end zone occurred during the Titans' first matchup of the campaign with the Colts in Week 11.
Sharpe (ankle) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports. Sharpe has been playing through the ankle issue since early November, catching just 10 passes in eight games since a Week 8 bye. His own injury is far less of a concern than quarterback Marcus Mariota's elbow injury.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|7||10/20||Los Angeles Chargers||7||18.44|
|8||10/27||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||28||25.00|
|10||11/10||Kansas City Chiefs||21||22.67|
|16||12/22||New Orleans Saints||31||26.67|
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|3 Year Avg||43||22||279||1||16||12.68||33|