Receiver Tajae Sharpe is leaving the Tennessee Titans for a one-year deal with the Minnesota Vikings as an unrestricted free agent, a source confirmed to TitanInsider.com.
In addition to that, a report from Paul Dehner of The Athletic indicated that Titans backup cornerback LeShaun Sims had agreed to a deal with the Cincinnati Bengals.
Sharpe, a fifth-round pick of Tennessee in 2016, caught 25 passes for the Titans last season, spending most of 2019 as Tennesee’s fourth receiver behind A.J. Brown, Corey Davis and Adam Humphries. Sharpe had 329 yards receiving and proved to be a solid red zone target with four touchdown receptions.
Sharpe’s most productive season in Tennessee came in 2016 when he caught 41 passes for 522 yards as a rookie. He missed all of the 2017 season due to surgery on his foot.
The Vikings recently traded Stefon Diggs to Buffalo, and Sharpe is expected to compete to be Minnesota’s No. 2 receiver behind Adam Theilen.
Sharpe is the fourth offensive player to leave the Titans as a free agent this off-season. Right tackle Jack Conklin signed with the Cleveland Browns. Quarterback Marcus Mariota went to the Las Vegas Raiders, and running back Dion Lewis landed with the New York Giants.
Sims had one interception in each of his first two seasons with the Titans. He was also selected in the fifth round of the 2016 draft by Tennessee.