Tuesday, May 4, 2010

1 Year Agreement Reached Between Darren Sharper and New Orleans Saints

After being whacked by a civil lawsuit by a former security directory alleging the misappropriation of Vicodin and a possible investigation being initiated by the U.S. D.E.A., the New Orleans Saints has come to terms with All-Pro Safety Darren Sharper which is good news for the fans wanting a back-to-back championship.

Financial terms have yet to be disclosed, but the Saints general manager had confirmed that a one year agreement had been reached. Sharper may be old in NFL terms as he is 34 years old, but he had a great season last year. Sharper had intercepted nine passed with three of them being returned for touchdowns of 99, 97, and 42 yards. This will be Sharper's 14th year in the league with the first nine being spent with the Green Bay Packers and then the following four years with the Minnesota Vikings.

In 2004, Baltimore Ravens' Ed Reed set the single-season interception return yards record with 358 yards. Sharper broke this record last year with 376 interception return yards. Sharper currently leads all active NFL players with 63 interceptions. He is tied with Ronnie Lott for sixth place on the all-time list. Sharper also ranks second to Rod Woodson for career interception returns for touchdowns (Sharper has 11 compared to Woodson's 12) and 1,412 career interception return yards (Sharper has 1,412 compared to Woodson's 1,483). If Sharper has another outstanding year, he will have the all-time records.

After reaching this agreement, Sharper posted on his Twitter account, "To the entire WHO-DAT Nation, guess what? I'M BAACKK!"

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