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Sharper turned down more money from Jaguars

Darren Sharper never seemed like he wanted to leave New Orleans.

Saints G.M. Mickey Loomis said it, and so did Sharper’s agent Joel Segal.

“He really made it clear that he wanted to return with the Saints, and it
would have taken something out of the ordinary to sign with another
club,” Segal said.

The Jaguars didn’t offer something out of the ordinary.  They did reportedly offer Sharper more money, according to the Florida Times-Union

Now that Sharper returned to New Orleans, the question turns to his readiness for the season.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter writes that Sharper’s status for Week One is uncertain.  The New Orleans Times-Picayune says Sharper’s reported microfracture surgery is “most likely” similar to the one Reggie Bush underwent last year, not the full blown procedure.

The Picayune believes Sharper will be “full speed” for training camp.

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20 Responses to “Sharper turned down more money from Jaguars”
  1. MrHumble says: May 4, 2010 10:04 AM

    Sharper at “full speed” should allow him to run down someone like, say………A. Haynesworth! Sharper ceased being a quality safety about 4yrs ago and all the other 31 teams recognized this. He can’t cover, hates tackling but is good at jumping routes (gambling) when his team has a huge lead and the opponent must pass.

  2. WhoDatNation504 says: May 4, 2010 10:04 AM

    All of da BS about D.Sharp is finally over lets focus now we tryna REPEAT baby!
    – WHO DAT

  3. blackglass says: May 4, 2010 10:09 AM

    Yeah, can’t blame him. Play for a Super Bowl winner with fans whol love the team, or play for a perrenial 8-8 team with fans who really don’t care. I’d take less money, also.

  4. Jack Factor says: May 4, 2010 10:09 AM

    The Jags may have offered more cash, but the tax free perks in NOLA like free Vicodin and action in the French Quarter are too good for last contract playa’ to pass up.

  5. BradyGazelle says: May 4, 2010 10:11 AM

    Of course – because it’s a lot easier to get free Vicodin in New Orleans.

  6. jj jones says: May 4, 2010 10:17 AM

    The Jaguars will be better off without him.

  7. ChillyP says: May 4, 2010 10:25 AM

    The guy came off of surgery. I doubt the Jags could offer the same amount of free vicodin and oxycotin like the Saints could. Easy. You got where you can get the drugs.

  8. Reggie'sBush says: May 4, 2010 10:49 AM

    Sharper at “full speed” should allow him to run down someone like, say………A. Haynesworth! Sharper ceased being a quality safety about 4yrs ago and all the other 31 teams recognized this. He can’t cover, hates tackling but is good at jumping routes (gambling) when his team has a huge lead and the opponent must pass.
    Go ask Gregg Williams or the Patriots or Favre about Sharper ‘laying the wood’
    Furthermore, if I were correct in ur assesment… It’s not like the Saints and that #1 offense led by Brees and his golden arm would never have the lead or force opponents to throw more to keep pace with that scoring machine, oh wait…

  9. Karl says: May 4, 2010 10:50 AM

    There are no state taxes in Florida, so it couldn’t be about the “tax perks of NOLA”.

  10. SPORTS1969 says: May 4, 2010 10:50 AM

    he still a quality player its why hes still in the league,the nfl terminates you the first sign of slippage,the guy still knows how to play

  11. jetboy says: May 4, 2010 11:11 AM

    Karl says:
    May 4, 2010 10:50 AM
    There are no state taxes in Florida, so it couldn’t be about the “tax perks of NOLA”.
    Is this Karl that lives next to Angry Bob?

  12. _ROCKSTAR_ says: May 4, 2010 11:29 AM

    Sharper at “full speed” should allow him to run down someone like, say………A. Haynesworth! Sharper ceased being a quality safety about 4yrs ago and all the other 31 teams recognized this. He can’t cover, hates tackling but is good at jumping routes (gambling) when his team has a huge lead and the opponent must pass.
    Someone needs to learn the game of football. He is a Saftey not a CB.

  13. WarrenMoonGOAT says: May 4, 2010 11:52 AM

    Sharper tied with 9 interceptions last year dumb ass, stop repeating what u heard on the blogs of espn, the man still got it

  14. Thorpie says: May 4, 2010 12:01 PM

    Funny how everybody is knocking Sharper’s speed, when that’s not what makes him a pro bowler. You can get by with less speed if you have the football IQ to be in the right place at the right time. Great speed is awesome for a safety who can’t cover and needs to constantly chase people down all day. We don’t have that problem.
    When you have rock solid corners (like the Saints) and a co-ordinator who knows how to scehme (like the Saints) and an offense who is the best in the league (like the Saints), then you have the perfect environment for a Sharper to do what he does best – sit back, read, wait, wait, wait and then take your ball away from you!

  15. octavia46 says: May 4, 2010 2:22 PM

    Any Nfl team could have won the Superbowl except the world champion New Orleans Saints, hey! we are from the United states why do everyone hates us so much its sad to see the things they write about our World Champs They had to work hard to to reach the Superbowl and they did it, now suck it up and move on God was in the mix and that,s the only reason they won it all it all. Now to all you Haters take it up with God

  16. MrHumble says: May 4, 2010 4:50 PM

    ur right octavia46……it was God’s determination that the saints win the last SB………it still doesn’t make them a good team!!! LMAO

  17. midwest says: May 4, 2010 6:18 PM

    Where were all you Saints fans prior to Katrina? It only took a major natural disaster to get you to support your team. Prior to Katrina, nobody, including New Orleans, gave a rats ass about the Saints!

  18. turbodog says: May 4, 2010 9:02 PM

    midwest….you’re a complete idiot.
    The Saints have averaged approx 64,000 in home attendance since their inception in 1967. In 2003 , the Saints averaged 68,500. In 2004, the year before katrina, average attendance was 65,00 and this was due mainly to the fact that everybody hated Brooks and Haslett. Get your facts straight douche

  19. twistedsteel says: May 4, 2010 9:47 PM

    To all you DS#42 haters get a life if you could do something you love and at a high level like DS#42 you would too them can do them that cant hate

  20. RealSaintsFan67 says: May 5, 2010 9:07 AM

    It’s great that Darren Sharper remains a Saints Loyal. All you haters need to stop with the Viacadin thing!!! Saints go for da repeat thang this year. Geaux Saints!!!!

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