After Sharpe spent 2020 in Minnesota and Kansas City, he will reunite with former Tennessee assistant Arthur Smith. The new Falcons HC was with the Titans throughout Sharpe’s tenure and served as the team’s offensive coordinator in 2019, Smith’s final Tennessee season.
Although Sharpe caught on with the Vikings and Chiefs last year, he does not have a regular-season reception since his Titans tenure ended. The former fifth-round pick caught 92 passes for 1,167 yards and eight touchdowns in three Titans seasons. Smith played out his rookie contract in Tennessee but only saw action in three of those seasons, missing all of 2017 due to injury. He played in four games with the Vikings last year.
Bigger news has obviously encircled the Falcons’ receiving corps, with Julio Jones no longer looking likely to play an 11th season in Atlanta. Trade noise has followed the perennial Pro Bowler for weeks now, and Jones said Monday he expects to be dealt. Should Jones be traded, Sharpe would have an easier path to Atlanta’s 53-man roster.
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