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Giants still interested in Darren Sharper?

Post  Big_Pete on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:00 pm

from http://blogs.nfl.com/2010/03/06/report-multiple-teams-interested-in-sharper/

Report: Multiple teams interested in Sharper

Posted: March 6th, 2010 | NFL.com Staff | Tags: 2010 Free Agency, Chicago Bears, Darren Sharper, Miami Dolphins, New Orleans Saints, New York Giants

Free-agent safety Darren Sharper is attracting attention from multiple teams. (Paul Jasienski / Associated Press)

At least two teams have been in contact with free-agent safety Darren Sharper, a league source tells Mike Triplett of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

The Saints remain in contention to bring back the safety, who signed a one-year, $1.7 million contract with the team last offseason but appears to be garnering more interest this time around. Sharper reportedly hasn’t scheduled any visits, perhaps an indication that he’s still trying to negotiate a deal to remain in New Orleans.

Triplett mentions the Bears, Dolphins and Giants as the Saints’ competition for the 34-year-old safety, who tied for the league lead with nine interceptions in 2009.

On Friday night, the Giants signed safety Antrel Rolle to a five-year, $37 million contract. It’s unclear if Rolle’s signing will affect the Giants’ interest in Sharper. As the Giants’ roster currently stands, Rolle would be paired with emerging safety Kenny Phillips, who’s still working his way back from microfracture surgery.


Some more free-agent news from around the Web on Saturday:

* Veteran DE/LB Aaron Kampman, who’s still recovering from a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, visited with the Jaguars on Saturday.

* Following their trade for WR Anquan Boldin, the Ravens no longer view Derrick Mason’s return as a priority.

* The 49ers apparently aren’t the only team looking at QB David Carr. The Giants would like him to return as Eli Manning’s backup, and the Browns and Cardinals have expressed interest.

* The Redskins have been relatively quiet so far, but they’re expected to visit with free-agent RB Willie Parker next week. They also are still looking to make some other moves. The team hosted OT Tony Pashos on Friday and will host LB Larry Foote on Monday.
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Re: Giants still interested in Darren Sharper?

Post  Big_Pete on Sun Mar 07, 2010 4:25 pm

I have to be honest, I think this is unlikely, but a reasonable case could be made.


If we are after another veteran safety, we would be better off with Oshiomogho Atogwe who is alot younger.

But I don't think either is likely, I think we will add a safety in the draft.
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Re: Giants still interested in Darren Sharper?

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Sun Mar 07, 2010 5:27 pm

I agree. I don't see us signing Sharper at this point.

I would have been stoked had we signed him but I think Rolle is going to fill that leadership void that the Giants have needed.
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Re: Giants still interested in Darren Sharper?

Post  Pizan on Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:56 pm

yea Sharper was prolly our backup plan. I think its safe to say we are outta that race. We could possibly be looking to add one late in the draft but lets remember we toyed with the idea of having Ross back there. So we arent pressed to find one. I think Johnson, Brown, and a undrafted FA would be plenty of competition for training camp. I think we'll add a corner before a safety.
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Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Mon Mar 08, 2010 9:59 am

yeah, I keep forgetting about Ross.

Shareff Rashad is an interchangeable safety who looked decent in camp last season I thought.
Maybe with a full year under his belt he could be that guy.
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Re: Giants still interested in Darren Sharper?

Post  56 Crazed Dogs on Wed Mar 10, 2010 8:43 am

Looks like Sharper had a knee scope and wouldn't have passed a physical anyways.
It's usually a fairly minor surgery but given that, and a position that utilzes a players speed, and his age it might be a cause for concern.
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