New Orleans Saints situation too attractive for Darren Sharper to leave

By John DeShazier, The Times-Picayune

May 29, 2010, 6:30AM

The nuances of what does or doesn’t qualify as “interest” or an “offer” can be debated for months.

All that really matters is that Darren Sharper came back to the New Orleans Saints when he didn’t absolutely have to. And that the record-breaking, 34-year-old free safety — 35 in November — is a welcomed sight at the team’s practice facility, even if he can’t do much more than watch right now after microfracture knee surgery.

“The rehab process is a process, so it’s just a matter of time, ” he said. “Right now it’s feeling good. I’d like to be on the field, but there’ll be a time for that.”

There likely will be a time for it with the Saints, because the franchise has become such an attractive one to play for, players will make concessions to be in New Orleans.

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