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New Vikings receiver follows Diggs departure

MINNEAPOLIS — To fill a glaring hole at wide receiver opened by the departure of Stefon Diggs, the Minnesota Vikings have turned first to Tajaé Sharpe.

Whenever NFL teams are able to gather for practice, Sharpe should at least have a head start on offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak’s playbook.

“That’s always a good thing when you don’t have to kind of completely start from scratch as far as learning the offense if you hear certain words and certain terms that may be familiar to you,” Sharpe said Thursday on a conference call with reporters.