Vikings Sign WR Tajae Sharpe

Tanya Simon
March 26, 2020

NFL.com's Ian Rapoport reports (via Twitter) that receiver Tajae Sharpe is signing with the Vikings.

A source confirmed to ESPN that Sharpe would sign a one-year deal.

Sharpe played a minor role in Tennessee's resurgence during the 2019 National Football League season after hauling in 25 receptions for 329 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. During his time with Tennessee, Sharpe emerged as a possession receiver whose ideal fit is on the outside, though he did register 102 snaps in the slot last season.

Adding Sharpe should create some competition in the Vikings' receiver group after the team traded Diggs to the Bills; he is the only receiver on the roster, other than Thielen, who has played more than a full season in the NFL.

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With a run-first offense, Minnesota relies primarily on its top two receivers in the passing game.

The Vikings have been hunting around for a wideout after trading Stefon Diggs to the Bills.

Sharpe has 92 career catches for 1,167 yards with eight touchdowns in three seasons. He played in 47 games (with 43 starts) for the Minutemen, and holds school records with 277 receptions and 3,486 receiving yards. Last season, he appeared in four games with Cincinnati and one with San Francisco.

A native of New Jersey, Sharpe starred at the University of MA.

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