Sharp joined the Giants late in the season last year and suited up for the team's last two games, totaling five catches for 54 yards and a touchdown in those two contests. His work with the first team offense likely came as a result of Odell Beckham (ankle) sitting out, but it hints that Sharp may be higher up the depth chart than previously thought. If he can continue to impress he'll have a chance to beat out Roger Lewis and Cody Latimer for the No. 3 receiving spot in the regular season.
Sharp is poised to take on an expanded role in Sunday's season finale against the Redskins, Jordan Raanan of ESPN.com reports.
With Sterling Shepard (neck) and Tavarres King (concussion) ruled out, Sharp figures to join Roger Lewis and Travis Rudolph in three-wide sets. Sharp hauled in both of his targets for 25 yards in last week's 23-0 loss to the Cardinals, marking his first two NFL receptions. He's a 2016 undrafted free agent who likely will need to battle for a roster spot next year. Lewis is the safe bet to draw Eli Manning's attention, coming off three straight games with double-digit targets.
Sharp has been on the Broncos' practice squad since being waived by the team in late October, but he now has an opportunity in New York. The Giants' situation at wide receiver behind Sterling Shepard remains in flux -- which could lead to some real opportunities for the 23-year-old -- but not enough for him to warrant fantasy consideration at this point in the season.
Sharp was waived by the Broncos on Saturday, Nicki Jhabvala of The Denver Post reports.
Sharp provided depth as a receiver and returner for the Broncos, but with Cody Latimer (knee) and Isaiah McKenzie (ankle) now healthy, he became expendable. The 23-year-old was replaced on the 53-man roster by linebacker Kevin Snyder, and is a practice squad candidate if he clears waivers.
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