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New Orleans Saints Safety Darren Sharper To Visit Jacksonville Jaguars

NEW ORLEANS - JANUARY 24:  Darren Sharper #42 of the New Orleans Saints runs on the field during player introductions against the Minnesota Vikings during the NFC Championship Game at the Louisana Superdome on January 24, 2010 in New Orleans, Louisiana.  (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)
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J GatskieCorrespondent IApril 28, 2010



New Orleans free agent free safety Darren Sharper is making his first visit this offseason. Sharper is scheduled to visit the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, according to league sources.

The Jaguars did not draft a safety during last weekend’s draft and the current safeties: Reggie Nelson, Gerald Alexander, Sean Considine and Anthony Smith have done nothing to inspire confidence.

The Dallas Cowboys are also known to be looking at Sharper after releasing starting free safety Ken Hamlin before the draft. They also did not select a safety during the draft.

The Saints' safety had a career year in 2009, intercepting nine passes and providing invaluable leadership both on the field and in the locker field during the Saints run to the Super Bowl. He returned three interceptions for touchdowns.

Sharper battled knee swelling throughout the year, missing two games and numerous practices. He underwent surgery in the offseason and is expected to be ready in time for training camp.

Sharper has indicated his desire to remain in New Orleans but with no offer on the table, he may abandon that idea.

For all the Browns fans who may have simply visited the idea of Sharper in Orange and Brown let's hope the visit ends without a contract.

Article update: Sharper left Jacksonville without a contract and the Cowboys have apparently decided to go with Alan Ball at free safety

Article update: According to Chuck Carroll of www.footballnewsnow.com Sharper has an offer on the table from an undisclosed team and may make a decision this week

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