Vikings news: Minnesota signing former Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe
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Report: Vikings signing former Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe to one-year deal

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The Minnesota Vikings have a notable void to fill in the receiving corps after trading Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills. It appears they may have already found his potential replacement.

According to NFL Network Insider Ian Rapoport, the Vikings are signing former Tennessee Titans wide receiver Tajae Sharpe.

Source: Former Titans WR Tajae Sharpe is signing with the Vikings on 1-year deal.

It is safe to say that replacing Diggs will certainly be a tall order for the Vikings heading into the 2020 NFL season. After all, he had established himself as a bonafide No. 2 option to wide receiver Adam Thielen in the passing game for quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Despite his unceremonious departure from Minnesota, he was still able to garner quite a return from the Buffalo Bills in the trade.

Sharpe came into the league as a fifth-round pick in the 2016 NFL Draft by the Titans. He made his presence felt immediately as a rookie after he managed to etch out a role for himself in the offense. Unfortunately, injuries have largely kept him from reaching his potential and he has since largely served as a complementary option in the passing game.

Sharpe played a minor role in Tennessee’s resurgence during the 2019 NFL season after hauling in 25 receptions for 329 yards and a career-high four touchdowns. Regardless, it is clear that Minnesota is still optimistic about his ability to take on an increased role.

Perhaps the change of scenery could be just what he needs to stay healthy for the 2020 NFL season.