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Darren Sharper works out for Broncos

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The Broncos signed one player on Tuesday, but they passed on a chance to sign veteran safety Darren Sharper.

Sharper worked out for the team, but left without signing a contract. According to Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post, the visit was more about seeing where Sharper was physically than a serious tryout for a job. The Broncos have been ravaged by injuries this season, but the safety group of Brian Dawkins, Rahim Moore, David Bruton and Quinton Carter have been able to avoid the trainer thus far.

Sharper played for Broncos defensive coordinator Dennis Allen the last two years when Allen was the defensive backs coach in New Orleans, which would seem to make it a good spot for the 35-year-old to continue his NFL career. But the Broncos passed and it is getting harder to see a place where Sharper is going to land. The effect of microfracture surgery and Sharper’s clear drop in play last season have made him a tough sell.

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11 Responses to “Darren Sharper works out for Broncos”
  1. vaporiizz3r says: Sep 21, 2011 10:14 AM

    To the Packers would be a great move

  2. joetoronto says: Sep 21, 2011 10:27 AM

    What, they couldn’t find any other washed up players?

    They should blow that team up and start over.

  3. cardsfann1 says: Sep 21, 2011 10:29 AM

    Well if he really looking for work and that’s just it I would think he could sign with the mess of a team in Kansas City. If he is just concerned about getting another ring however he will stay unemployed.

  4. homelanddefense says: Sep 21, 2011 10:42 AM

    he has got to be done. How many teams has he worked out for, and none of them signed him. The Pats are hurting at safety and they passed too.

    Sad, because he was a really good player.

  5. saintsfan1111 says: Sep 21, 2011 11:01 AM

    Yeah, he doesn’t want to seem to let go. He’s 35 for crying out loud. He’s played, what, 14 years? Hold your head high, and hang em up! He’s headed for NFL Network or ESPN….

  6. owen16 says: Sep 21, 2011 11:05 AM

    4th and 26

  7. Peter Venkman says: Sep 21, 2011 11:15 AM

    owen16 says: Sep 21, 2011 11:05 AM

    4th and 26

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    Amen brother!!!

  8. turk2875 says: Sep 21, 2011 11:50 AM

    Dawkins is a BEAST!!!!!!!

  9. indydunespackerman says: Sep 21, 2011 11:59 AM

    I think he is pretty much done. He’s got his ring. I thought he wanted to coach? At least that is the impression that he made during the early part of his career in Green Bay.

  10. pigskinswag says: Sep 21, 2011 12:40 PM

    If D-Sharp still has it physically to contribute to a team, I hope someone signs him. You weren’t in New Orleans long, but you made a lasting impression here.

  11. randomjim says: Sep 21, 2011 9:07 PM

    Now he can be Darren Sharper, super party planner (complete w/ plenty of mirrors to see himself).

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