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Darren Sharper

Darren Sharper - #42 - S

Status Inactive
Height/Weight 6' 2"/ 210 lbs.
Birthday 11/03/1975
Birthplace Richmond, VA
College William & Mary
Years played 15
Drafted 1997, 2nd round, 30th pick by Packers

Sharper says vets have advantage longer lockout goes

Posted June 01, 2011 @ 9:29 p.m. ET
Saints FS Darren Sharper said Wednesday that he believes he and other veterans like himself could have a decided edge if the lockout curtails training camp or goes into the regular season.

Sharper may return to Saints

Posted Jan. 16, 2011 @ 12:18 p.m. ET
Even though he would be entering his 15th NFL season, we hear FS Darren Sharper would like to return to New Orleans next season, and the team may be receptive to his return, according to NFC South Whispers.

Goodson won't keep Panthers' RB job when Stewart returns

Posted Nov. 21, 2010 @ 2:30 a.m. ET
Although Mike Goodson rushed for 100 yards in his first career start in Week 10, he won't keep the job once Jonathan Stewart returns from his injury, according to NFC South Whispers.

Sharper a boon for Saints’ defense

Posted Nov. 12, 2010 @ 3:28 p.m. ET
FS Darren Sharper's importance to the Saints' defense can't be overstated, according to team observers.

Saints activate Sharper from PUP list

Posted Oct. 23, 2010 @ 7:22 p.m. ET
New Orleans has activated FS Darren Sharper from its physically-unable-to-perform list, and he could play in Sunday's game vs. the Browns.

Injuries an obstacle for Saints’ improved defense

Posted Oct. 21, 2010 @ 2:57 p.m. ET
Although the Saints' defense has compensated for a decrease in takeaways compared to last season, the secondary has been hit hard by injuries, and its depth is being tested.

Saints FS Sharper says he’s ready, but team not expected to rush return

Posted Oct. 08, 2010 @ 4:28 p.m. ET
The Saints have been careful not to drop any hints when it comes to their plan for FS Darren Sharper, who will be eligible to be activated off the PUP list in Week Seven.

Jenkins eases Saints’ concerns about absent Sharper

Posted Sept. 10, 2010 @ 3:11 p.m. ET
Saints defensive coordinator Gregg Williams has plenty of confidence that Malcolm Jenkins can fill the void at free safety until Darren Sharper is healthy.

Saints lose starting LB Casillas, make final cuts

Posted Sept. 05, 2010 @ 3:09 a.m. ET
The Saints lost a key component in their quest to successfully defend their Super Bowl title, placing starting WLB Jonathan Casillas on injured reserve Saturday. They also cut their roster to the 53-player limit, releasing veteran RB Ladell Betts and ...

Report: Saints FS Sharper lands on PUP list

Posted Sept. 03, 2010 @ 6:55 p.m. ET
Five-time Pro Bowler Darren Sharper is reportedly going to start the season on the PUP list, keeping him out of the Saints' first six games as he recovers from offseason microfracture knee surgery.

Saints' defense likely to decline

Posted Aug. 01, 2010 @ 12:27 p.m. ET
Fantasy owners should be wary of an overrated Saints defense, which is unlikely to come close to the 39 takeaways it produced last season.

Saints will have 'pitch count' for Sharper in training camp

Posted June 30, 2010 @ 6:35 p.m. ET
Saints FS Darren Sharper could be limited for much of training camp as he returns from knee surgery.

Sharper agrees to one-year deal with Saints

Posted May 03, 2010 @ 5:04 p.m. ET
FS Darren Sharper has agreed to a one-year deal with the Saints, according to reports.

Position change for Saints CB Jenkins unlikely

Posted March 31, 2010 @ 12:37 p.m. ET
While the Saints might have to replace FS Darren Sharper next season, we hear the team is not eager to move CB Malcolm Jenkins to free safety in order to fill the void.

Sharper eyeing opportunity with Jets

Posted March 12, 2010 @ 7:37 p.m. ET
There is an opening at free safety in New York following the Jets' decision to trade Kerry Rhodes to the Cardinals for two draft picks, and free-agent Darren Sharper said he's interested in filling the void.

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Posted Sept. 04, 2010
Sharper will miss at least the first six games of the season.||||||| The Saints announced Saturday that they have decided to keep Sharper on the physically-unable-to-perform list, which bars him from joining the active roster before Week 7 of the season. He is recovering from microfracture surgery on his left knee.
Posted Aug. 31, 2010
Sharper says his goal remains to be ready to play against the Minnesota Vikings in the Sept. 9 regular season opener, even though he hasn't practiced yet this preseason.||||||| Head coach Sean Payton says he's not sure when Sharper will return to practice, but says he won't travel to Tennessee for Thursday's preseason finale. Sharper has been on the physically-unable-to-perform, or PUP, list throughout preseason because of offseason microfracture surgery on his left knee.
Posted May 03, 2010
Sharper is returning to the New Orleans Saints for at least one more year. His agent, Joel Segal, says Sharper has agreed to the deal.||||||| Sharper, an All-Pro safety, helped the Saints win their first Super Bowl last season.
Posted March 08, 2010
Sharper says he had minor arthroscopic surgery on his left knee, but is feeling good and planning to play somewhere next season.||||||| Sharper sat out two regular-season games last season and missed periodic practices because of knee swelling. Still, he tied for the league lead with nine interceptions, returning three for scores, to help the Saints win their first Super Bowl. Sharper says he's hoping to return to New Orleans, but is keeping his options open.
Posted Feb. 19, 2010
Sharper, Carolina defensive end Julius Peppers and Buffalo wide receiver Terrell Owens are among 235 NFL players scheduled to become unrestricted free agents next month.||||||| Sharper was a key cog to the Saints' first championship and New orleans will likely make a competitive offer to try to retain the veteran.

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