Tajae Sharpe

San Francisco 49ers
Wide Receiver #19
San Francisco 49ers
Wide Receiver #19

Tajae Sharpe News

Cut with injury settlement

The 49ers released Sharpe (undisclosed) with an injury settlement Wednesday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: San Francisco signed Sharpe to its practice squad Nov. 7 but placed him on the practice squad injured list with an undisclosed issue eight days later. The veteran receiver has yet to see NFL action this season following a 2021 campaign during which he caught 25 passes for 230 yards as a member of the Falcons.

Nov 23, 2022 6:02 PM EST

Lands on PS injured list

The 49ers placed Sharpe (undisclosed) on the practice squad injured list Tuesday.

Analysis: Sharpe signed a practice-squad deal with the 49ers last week but wasn't elevated for the team's Week 10 win over the Chargers. The veteran wideout will now be forced to miss at least four games while on the PS injured list due to an undisclosed injury.

Nov 15, 2022 12:22 PM EST

Signs with 49ers' practice squad

Sharpe was signed to the 49ers' practice squad Monday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Sharpe worked out for the 49ers last week and will now join the team's practice unit. The wide receiver caught 25 passes for 230 yards while appearing in 15 games with the Falcons last season and has yet to appear in a contest in 2022. Sharpe will provide San Francisco with an additional depth option on offense and could even get elevated for Week 10 versus the Chargers if Deebo Samuel (hamstring) is held out again.

Nov 7, 2022 9:29 AM EST

Works out for Arizona

Sharpe (ribs) received a tryout with the Cardinals on Tuesday, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Sharpe spent training camp with the Bears and did make their final 53-man roster. However, the 27-year-old suffered a rib injury during camp which ultimately led to him being placed on IR, then reaching an injury settlement with the team on Sept. 9. Now seemingly healthy, Sharpe is working to earn an opportunity to play this season.

Sep 20, 2022 2:36 PM EST

Released from injured reserve

The Bears released Sharpe (ribs) was from injured reserve with an injury settlement Friday, Aaron Wilson of ProFootballNetwork.com reports.

Analysis: Sharpe was set to miss the remainder of the season after being placed on injured reserve, but he'll now be free to join a new team in 2022 once he clears his current rib injury.. It's unclear when the veteran wideout initially suffered the injury, but he was sidelined for the final two exhibition games after leading Chicago with 44 yards during the preseason opener.

Sep 9, 2022 2:53 PM EST

Out for season with rib injury

Bears head coach Matt Eberflus said Wednesday that Sharpe is dealing with a rib injury that will sideline him for the entire 2022 campaign, Courtney Cronin of ESPN.com reports.

Analysis: Sharpe missed the final two exhibition games after leading the team with 44 yards during the preseason opener. His injury wasn't disclosed immediately and was continually labeled as day-to-day. However, after initially making the 53-man roster, he was placed on injured reserve early Wednesday, which -- barring an injury settlement, will end his 2022 campaign. Eberflus has since informed the media that Sharpe has been dealing with a rib injury, but it's unclear why it took so long for Chicago to put him on IR.

Aug 31, 2022 2:12 PM EST

Lands on IR

The Bears placed Sharpe (undisclosed) on injured reserve Wednesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Sharpe led the Bears with 44 yards in the preseason opener but missed the final two exhibition games due to an undisclosed injury. He made the initial 53-man roster, but barring an injury settlement will now miss the entire 2022 campaign.

Aug 31, 2022 12:41 PM EST

Makes final roster

Sharpe (undisclosed) claimed a spot on the Bears' 53-man roster,

Analysis: After leading the Bears with 44 yards in the preseason opener, Sharpe missed the last two games with an unspecified injury. However, he showed the team enough while healthy, as Chicago named him as one of seven receivers to make the team. When fully recovered, he's expected to compete for a depth role with Equanimeous St. Brown and Dante Pettis.

Aug 30, 2022 2:56 PM EST

May be sidelined Saturday

Sharpe (undisclosed) missed Thursday's practice and may not take the field Saturday against the Browns,

Analysis: After posting two catches for 44 yards in the preseason opener, Sharpe may miss his second straight game. He had been seeing occasional reps with the starters before his injury, and he still seems to be in the mix to earn a roster spot entering the regular season.

Aug 27, 2022 7:46 AM EST

Misses practice

Sharpe (undisclosed) did not practice Saturday, Patrick Finley of the Chicago Sun Times reports.

Analysis: Sharpe is one of multiple Bears receivers currently out of action. as Byron Pringle (quadriceps) and N'Keal Harry (ankle) are also out of action. The potential length of Sharpe's absence is unknown, but he continues to be in the mix for a roster spot, occasionally earning first-team reps in camp.

Aug 21, 2022 11:15 AM EST

Leads team in receiving

Sharpe caught both of his targets for 44 yards in the Bears' 19-14 victory over the Chiefs on Saturday.

Analysis: Sharpe played snaps with Justin Fields and the first-team offense, and he made an acrobatic one-handed catch near the sideline while keeping his feet inbounds. He's in the mix to compete for a roster spot, and, he took advantage of his first preseason opportunity.

Aug 14, 2022 5:17 AM EST

No longer on NFI list

Sharpe (undisclosed) was removed from the active/non-football injury list Tuesday, Brad Biggs of the Chicago Tribune reports.

Analysis: Heading into his seventh season, Sharpe has been cleared to begin practicing with the Bears as he'll have an opportunity to rejuvenate his NFL career. The seventh-year wideout spent his 2021 campaign with the Falcons where he accounted for 25 receptions and 230 yards in 15 games. Along with Sharpe, the team also brought in a plethora of veteran receivers including N'Keal Harry, Equanimeous St. Brown, Dante Pettis and David Moore to compete behind top options Darnell Mooney and Byron Pringle. Expect Sharpe to jump back in the mix this week where he'll compete for a roster spot.

Aug 2, 2022 2:11 PM EST

On NFI list to open camp

Sharpe (undisclosed) was placed on the active/non-football injury list Wednesday.

Analysis: Sharpe signed with the Bears in May, but he will now open training camp on the NFI list with an unspecified injury. The 27-year-old appeared in 15 games with the Falcons last season and caught 25 passes for 230 yards over those contests. He'll compete for a depth role at wide receiver once healthy.

Jul 27, 2022 8:07 AM EST

Heading to Chicago

Sharpe agreed to a one-year contract with the Bears on Wednesday, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

Analysis: Sharpe appeared in 15 games for Atlanta during the 2021 campaign and caught 25 of 37 targets for 230 yards and zero touchdowns. The 27-year-old figures to compete for a depth role in training camp.

May 11, 2022 5:07 PM EST

Two targets, zero catches

Sharpe drew two targets but failed to record a reception during Sunday's 30-20 loss to the Saints.

Analysis: Sharpe returned from a two-game absence but remained relatively uninvolved in Atlanta's offense. In his first season with the Falcons, the fifth-year wideout hauled in 25 catches for 230 yards but didn't record a touchdown across 15 appearances. He's set to become a free agent this offseason, but it's unclear what type of market he will draw or if Atlanta will be interested in a reunion. Barring Calvin Ridley (personal) returning to the team in 2022, Atlanta will likely be in search of weapons to pair with 2021 first-round pick Kyle Pitts, so a potential return to the Falcons isn't out of the question for Sharpe.

Jan 10, 2022 12:01 PM EST

Comes off COVID-19 list

Atlanta activated Sharpe (illness) from the reserve/COVID-19 list Tuesday, Tori McElhaney of the Falcons' official site reports.

Analysis: The Falcons will get two of their key pass catchers in Sharpe and tight end Hayden Hurst back ahead of Sunday's season finale against Saints, after both sat out the Week 17 loss to the Bills upon testing positive for the virus. Before landing on the list, Sharpe had served as the primary replacement in the lineup for Calvin Ridley (personal), who left the team after Week 7 to focus on his mental well-being. In his eight appearances with Ridley out of the lineup, Sharpe cobbled together a 15-130-0 receiving line on 23 targets, production that largely kept him off the fantasy radar despite playing significant snaps in all of those games.

Jan 4, 2022 3:00 PM EST

Won't suit up Week 17

Sharpe (illness) won't be available for Sunday's game against the Bills after the Falcons didn't activate him from the reserve/COVID-19 list prior to Saturday's deadline for Week 17 roster moves, D. Orlando Ledbetter of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

Analysis: He's one of two key Atlanta pass catchers that will remain on the list for the Week 17 contest, joining tight end Hayden Hurst (illness). Sharpe's absence will likely allow Olamide Zaccheaus and Christian Blake to join Russell Gage in three-receiver sets, while the blocking-oriented Lee Smith will serve as the top backup to starting tight end Kyle Pitts.

Jan 2, 2022 6:11 AM EST

Added to COVID list

Sharpe (illness) has been placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list.

Analysis: Sharpe, who was inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions due to a foot injury, now has to get past both that issue as well as clear COVID protocols before he can return to action. In his absence, Russell Gage and Olamide Zaccheaus are in line to head the Falcons' wideout corps.

Dec 27, 2021 2:58 PM EST

Officially out Sunday

Sharpe (foot) is inactive for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: It's hardly a surprise Sharpe isn't suiting up after sitting out practice this week and being labeled doubtful. Olamide Zaccheaus should be more involved in Atlanta's passing game versus Detroit in his absence.

Dec 26, 2021 8:44 AM EST

Appears unlikely to play

Sharpe (foot) is listed as doubtful for Sunday's game against the Lions.

Analysis: Sharpe wasn't able to practice in any capacity this week while nursing the foot injury, but the Falcons haven't completely closed the door on him playing Sunday. That said, unless he shows more improvement than expected when he's re-evaluated early Sunday, Sharpe will likely wind up on the inactive list for the first time all season. Sharpe has taken on an increased role on offense since Calvin Ridley went on personal leave Week 7, but the expected absences of both players this week should clear the way for Olamide Zaccheaus to serve as quarterback Matt Ryan's top option at outside receiver, while Russell Gage works out of the slot. Kyle Pitts could also pick up more snaps while lining up out wide, which would allow him and fellow tight end Hayden Hurst to share the field more often.

Dec 24, 2021 10:52 AM EST

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