Report: Tajae Sharpe Signs 1-Year Contract with Vikings After Stefon Diggs Trade

Joseph Zucker@@JosephZuckerFeatured ColumnistMarch 25, 2020

NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 22:  Tajae Sharpe #19 of the Tennessee Titans runs in motion during the second quarter against the New Orleans Saints at Nissan Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee.  New Orleans defeats Tennessee 38-28. (Photo by Brett Carlsen/Getty Images)
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The Minnesota Vikings have agreed to a one-year deal with wide receiver Tajae Sharpe, according to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport.

NFL Network's Tom Pelissero reported Sharpe will receive $675,000 guaranteed and could earn up to $1.5 million if he triggers all of his incentives.

Sharpe caught 25 passes for 329 yards and four touchdowns with the Tennessee Titans in 2019. He'll help to fill the void left after Minnesota traded Stefon Diggs to the Buffalo Bills.

The 25-year-old's arrival probably won't preclude the Vikings from targeting a wide receiver early in the 2020 draft. Minnesota has the No. 22 and 25 overall picks, the former of which it acquired from Buffalo.

This year's draft is loaded with skilled pass-catchers. Bleacher Report's Matt Miller listed five wideouts among the top 21 players in his most recent big board. Four more receivers cracked the top 50.

In terms of free agency, the Vikings had limited options at this point of the offseason.

Two of the best players still available found new homes Tuesday. ESPN's Adam Schefter reported the Carolina Panthers agreed to a two-year, $20 million deal with Robby Anderson. Schefter subsequently confirmed with agent Drew Rosenhaus that Breshad Perriman will sign a one-year contract with the New York Jets.

Sharpe doesn't have gaudy numbers through his first three years (92 receptions, 1,167 yards, eight touchdowns). He had a career-high 71.4 percent catch rate in 2019, though, per Pro Football Reference.

Assuming he's not the final addition to Minnesota's passing game, Sharpe is a sensible signing, especially if a change of scenery helps his game improve.

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