As we look toward another week of the offseason with a dwindling supply of unrestricted free agents (but never a dwindling supply of news and rumors), one of the biggest remaining names on the market could have a job very soon.
Actually, he could have a job as soon as Monday.
Safety Darren Sharper, we’re told, is closing in on closing a deal. His destination isn’t known, and it’s unclear whether he has even made a tentative decision. But it’s our understanding that he’ll soon be making a selection from his pool of available suitors, whoever they may be.
The Saints have an offer on the table for Sharper, who joined the team in 2009 and helped propel the franchise to its first-ever Super Bowl win. He also has visited the Jaguars.
He has expressed interest in joining the Jets, but they can’t sign him in the near future unless and until another one of the team’s unrestricted free agents signs with a new franchise.