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Old 02-16-2010, 02:37 AM   #11
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I heard on NFL Network that he will probably be tagged as well.
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Old 02-16-2010, 07:41 AM   #12
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Saints to Franchise Sharper?

Saints franchising safety Sharper
By Mark J. Miller

Darren Sharper(notes) was expecting to become a free agent this offseason but it's looking a lot like the New Orleans Saints are going to stick the franchise tag on the free safety, according to NFL.com

After all, the 34-year-old is the active league leader in interceptions. It looks like New Orleans would like to have just one more year of his services before cutting him loose, though it is possible that the team could try and sign him to a two- or three-year deal in order to have him finish out his career in the Big Easy.
If Sharper gets the franchise tag, the team will owe him around $6.5 million. Not bad.

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Old 02-16-2010, 07:45 AM   #13
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Re: Saints to Franchise Sharper?

No brainer. Keeper.

Game, set, match. Game over.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:03 AM   #14
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Nice to see us shore up the key pieces early.
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Old 02-16-2010, 08:27 AM   #15
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Re: Saints to Franchise Sharper?

in the uncapped season franchising a player doesn't keep him as safe as it did in the past. That is, teams can spend the 6+ mil to get him or offer us picks with not big hit.

Hopefully he stays since he was quoted as saying he wanted to "Repeat. Repeat. Repeat."
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:10 AM   #16
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Re: Saints to Franchise Sharper?

Yeah, I don't expect that the Saints will just let Sharper walk. He was way too valuable to their defensive scheme last year and his career was revived under GW's system. I wouldn't expect them to sign him for more than two or three years, though.
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Old 02-16-2010, 09:38 AM   #17
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re: Darren Sharper franchise?

WHy do we need to tag him?? Lets just talk with him & offer him 2.5 million PLUS incentives on a two year contract & hope he really does want to continue playing with Greg WIlliams!!
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:54 AM   #18
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I wanna keep him! Please, can we keep him!??
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Old 02-16-2010, 10:59 AM   #19
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He'll get a two year deal valued at around $4mill/ + a $5mill signing bonus plus an option for a 3rd. 34 years old, teams will look at that and discount heavily. But it is a deal that the Saints have to make. Franchising him doesn't make a lot of sense considering all the FA's we have testing the market. Lock that bad boy up and move on to the next challenge.
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xan said it best.
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