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Darren Sharper preparing to play another season

New Orleans Saints Sharper celebrates after recovering fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers Miller in New Orleans AP

The second act for Darren Sharper in New Orleans was a forgettable one.

After returning midseason from knee surgery, Sharper had only 16 tackles and one pass defensed.  He was a liability at times and saw his playing time diminished.

Sharper doesn’t want to go out like that, so the free agent is training with Drew Brees and friends in New Orleans.

“It is something I definitely don’t have to do. I want to. I want to keep playing football,” Sharper told John DeShazier of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Sharper says that the additional time he’s had to recover from surgery has helped him regain his explosiveness.   He turns 36 in November and understands the Saints may not have room for him.  He just wants one more chance somewhere.

If not, well, look for more webisodes.

“If football doesn’t happen and the lockout continues, I’ll probably act,” Sharper said.

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17 Responses to “Darren Sharper preparing to play another season”
  1. marjorine1 says: May 14, 2011 4:45 PM

    Well, I am glad that ONE OF THE MOST HARDEST HITTING SAFETIES IN THE LEAGUE isn’t going anywhere.

  2. txchief says: May 14, 2011 4:49 PM

    …in the UFL?

  3. virusgvr says: May 14, 2011 5:18 PM

    If anyone doubts Sharpers understanding and toughness of the game, just check out the YouTube video of Greg Jennings when Sharper clearly gets him!!! F- you gumby!!! Hahahaha!!!

  4. youboettcha says: May 14, 2011 5:23 PM

    Hopefully the lockout ends so it doesn’t come to that.

  5. ndgarretjax says: May 14, 2011 5:43 PM

    I bet they’re doing all this lockout stuff just to make sure Brett Favre STAYS RETIRED!

  6. flyboy123456 says: May 14, 2011 5:47 PM

    yeah, make more comedies.

  7. raidernationbaby says: May 14, 2011 6:07 PM

    one of duh hardist hittin safeties in da league

  8. goawayeverybody says: May 14, 2011 6:43 PM

    Darren Sharper had a key fumble recovery in the Steelers game. That was huge.

    I hate the fact that people get paid to write articles here that are inaccurate when the data can be looked up easily on nfl.com!

  9. dkeyser says: May 14, 2011 6:45 PM

    He should go back to the Saints. He wont have to be “The Man” back there, because Jenkins is now the leader of the secondary, but he would be good to help Jenkins get better and to also help any young guys the team may pick up. Plus nobody has a nose for the ball like Sharper.

  10. tdk24 says: May 14, 2011 7:17 PM

    If you read this site Darren, come to Oakland!

  11. axespray says: May 14, 2011 8:00 PM

    no lockout, week 1.

    The Live Action Rematch between Greg Jennings and DARREN SHARPA!!!!

  12. footballisfun says: May 14, 2011 9:30 PM

    Darren, call it a career, and save your body while you can still enjoy it without multiple knee and hip replacements. You’ve made enough money to live like a god for the rest of your life. Allow me to recommend southern France, or Spain.

    Besides, you’re not going to get Paul Krause’s untouchable record. So what’s the point?

  13. 52sackmachine says: May 14, 2011 10:19 PM

    One thing Sharper can say that alot of other safties can’t..is he was the one guy that could stand up and cover Randy Moss in his prime!!

  14. goawayeverybody says: May 14, 2011 10:41 PM

    Darren if you read this, please please please go back to the Saints. Please! We the fans KNOW you have a lot more left in the tank. We saw flashes of it. We want you back!

  15. davikes says: May 14, 2011 11:29 PM

    One of the best safeties ever. Future hall of famer. The Pack, Vikes, and Saints fans were all lucky to have him on their teams. Obviously still has the drive and the pride that made him one of the best.

  16. poweredtoast says: May 15, 2011 2:29 AM

    Here’s hoping DSharp is back in black & gold. Jenkins is a liability when on the bench, much less on the field. HoFer or thus far bust? Hmmm… let me think…

  17. jc1958cool says: May 15, 2011 9:32 AM

    over the hill, too old too slow

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