The Bears’ new regime has been busy at receiver this offseason, adding a host of veteran auxiliary options to what promises to be a Darnell Mooney-centered position group. They made another move Wednesday.
Tajae Sharpe agreed to terms on a one-year Chicago deal, Ian Rapoport of NFL.com tweets. The Bears will be Sharpe’s fifth team, and he will rejoin ex-Chiefs teammate Byron Pringle on Chicago’s new-look receiver depth chart. The Bears hiring ex-Chiefs front office staffer Ryan Poles as GM likely provided a clearer route for Sharpe to Chicago.
A former Titans fifth-round pick back in 2016, Sharpe spent last season with the Falcons. The 6-foot-2 receiver caught 25 passes for 230 yards with Atlanta, which saw its receiving corps take a major hit from Calvin Ridley‘s midseason exit. Sharpe, 27, has bounced around since his Titans rookie contract expired in 2020. The Vikings and Chiefs brought him in that year, though he did not catch a pass for Minnesota and did not suit up for a game with Kansas City. The Chiefs stashed Sharpe on their practice squad to close out the 2020 season and re-signed him last year, but they cut bait shortly after the draft.
Allen Robinson left the Bears as a free agent, joining the Rams, and Poles has gone with a quantity-driven approach around Mooney this offseason. Pringle, Equanimeous St. Brown and David Moore joined the Bears as free agents. The team also used a third-round pick on Tennessee wideout Velus Jones.