Sprinkle was unable to convert his lone target into a reception during Sunday's 20-17 win over Dallas.
The pass was Sprinkle's first target of the season. The second-year tight end is buried on the depth chart behind two skilled pass-catching tight ends in Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis. The group faces a decent matchup Sunday against a middle-of-the-road Giants pass defense, but -- so long as Reed and Davis stay healthy -- it is unlikely that the Arkansas product will see much action.
Sprinkle is listed as the third-string tight end on Washington's depth chart heading into Week 1.
With Jordan Reed and Vernon Davis ahead of him, Sprinkle will find snaps and targets hard to come by. The 2017 fifth-round pick caught just two passes for six yards during the preseason.
A 2017 fifth-round pick, Sprinkle caught two passes for 13 yards and a touchdown in 11 games during his rookie season, playing nearly as many snaps on special teams (125) as offense (126). With Niles Paul leaving for Jacksonville in the offseason, Sprinkle should step up to No. 3 spot on the depth chart at tight end behind oft-injured Jordan Reed (toe) and 34-year-old Vernon Davis. The Redskins otherwise have young, undrafted players filling out their depth chart at the position ahead of training camp.
Sprinkle recorded two receptions for 13 yards and a touchdown across 11 games in his rookie season.
Sprinkle failed to the see the field throughout the 2017 season as he was buried on the depth chart behind the likes of Jordan Reed (hamstring), Vernon Davis and Niles Paul. However, with Niles Paul slated to become an unrestricted free agent, Sprinkle could see increased offensive reps in his sophomore campaign -- especially when you also factor in Reed's injury history.
Sprinkle hauled in a seven-yard touchdown pass in Sunday's 34-31 overtime loss to the Saints.
Sprinkle has been inactive for half of the season but managed 15 offensive reps Sunday with Jordan Reed (hamstring) sidelined. Reed was held out of practice Monday, which doesn't bode well for his chances of playing in the Thanksgiving showdown with the Giants. Sprinkle could continue to see offensive reps with Reed out, but the majority of tight end targets will continue to go to veteran Vernon Davis.
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