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Old 02-23-2010, 01:00 PM   #1
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Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

WWL.com Reporting
Although ESPN.com and NFL.com are reporting that the New Orleans Saints will not use the franchise tag on free safety Darren Sharper, Saints GM Mickey Loomis says he's not ready to reveal the Saints' plans for the Pro Bowl free safety.

Sharper, an unrestricted free agent, could pursue offers from other teams if the Saints to not apply the franchise tag to him.

New Orleans Saints GM Mickey Loomis isn't commenting on the reports, and will only say that the team will release details of any arrangement(s) with Sharper when the time is right.

"We know what we're going to do, we're going to keep that information... close to the vest," Loomis told WWL. "I don't like talking about contracts, I think it's a personal issue for players. It's a business issue for our team, but it's a personal issue for our players, and I want to respect that."

Click here to listen to Loomis and Sharper...

Also appearing on "Sportstalk with Bobby Hebert and Deke Bellavia," Sharper commented on his future with the Saints, saying that it's a team he'd very much like to remain a part of.

"The excitement I had, the fun that I had this year, the team that we have, is something I definitely want to come back and be a part of again," Sharper said.

Sharper said, however, that he understands that the NFL is a business.

"And I make no qualms on whatever happens, whether I'm franchised, if I'm not franchised...whatever happens, I know where I want to be. I just hope everything works out and that can happen," Sharper said.

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Old 02-23-2010, 03:38 PM   #2
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

From Steve Wyche's twitter box. Make of it what you will.

Darren Sharper on the Saints: "If a team is willing to let you test the market, they're willing to let you go."
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

I agree. If Loomis ends up screwing this deal up, and I have to see Sharper in a Falcon's uniform next season, I'm going to puke.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:27 AM   #4
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

I trust Loomis and SP will do what's in the Saints' best interests.
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Old 02-24-2010, 04:34 AM   #5
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

I see this as Loomis gambling that he won't get offered more than 6.8 mil, or whatever the figure is...and has MJ as a hole card.
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Old 02-24-2010, 06:33 AM   #6
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

PAY HIM!! HE IS A BIG TIME PLAYER WITH GREAT PLAYMAKING CAPABILITY!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-24-2010, 08:13 AM   #7
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

Only way to see what fair market value is, is to see what is offered up for him. We can always match an offer without having to overpay.
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

Why in the world would anyone question Micky Loomis? It is sad that people can be negative right after a World Championship
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Old 02-24-2010, 10:36 AM   #9
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

Lets see how this plays out, Loomis isn't going to pay over market value for a player that is entering the end of their career. He is letting Sharper test the market so they can see what a fair number will be, I highly doubt Sharper doesn't came back, just not at 6 mil a year
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Old 02-24-2010, 01:23 PM   #10
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Re: Loomis: Not ready to reveal Saints' plans on Sharper

Originally Posted by lynwood View Post
Only way to see what fair market value is, is to see what is offered up for him. We can always match an offer without having to overpay.
That's the way I see it too.
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