February 16, 2010
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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