According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the Kansas City Chiefs are expected to sign former Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Tajae Sharpe to their practice squad.
The Vikings signed Sharpe for a deal one-year deal prior to the 2020 NFL Draft. Sharpe's deal was valued at $1 million including play-time incentives. Inside the Vikings' Will Ragatz broke down Sharpe's stats prior to his time in Minnesota.
Sharpe is 25 years old and still looking for his first big season in the NFL. His best year was his rookie year in 2016, when he caught 41 passes for 522 yards and two touchdowns. Sharpe then missed all of 2017 with a foot injury, and has failed to crack 330 receiving yards in either of the last two seasons. Last year he caught 25 passes for 329 yards and a career-high four touchdowns, but was held to one catch for six yards in three playoff contests as the Titans reached the AFC Championship game.
Sharpe's career stats didn't change at all with the Vikings as he was waived on Monday after playing in only four games and not recording a reception.
Ragatz explained that the move for the Vikings was a low-risk, low-cost move for the team, and for the Chiefs, it looks to be something similar.
With wide receiver Byron Pringle practicing but still on the injured reserve, it's always nice to have more receiver depth.
Kansas City had room on their practice squad after guard Danny Isidora was claimed by the Pittsburg Steelers. The signing of Sharpe could add more depth to the active roster once he clears COVID-19 protocols and learns the playbook.
Sharpe has to pass five days' worth of COVID-19 tests before he can join the team.