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.