New Orleans Saints: Darren Sharper May Have A Contract Finalized With The Jaguars By Monday

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Saints free agent safety Darren Sharper wrapped up a visit with the Jacksonville Jaguars early this week after a two day visit with the club.

Sharper of course is looking to land a more lucrative contract than what the Saints have offered after an impressive 2009-2010 season and at 34 years old is hoping to secure his last big pay day.

The Saints are rumored to have offered him a two year deal for 6M but Sharper has been rumored to want a three year deal for close to 5M a year, neither side appears willing to budge.

Sharper has been recovering from minor knee surgery this off-season he described as a clean out procedure to help alleviate a nagging swelling issue which caused him to miss some playing time, shying away most teams.

The Jaguars apparently are not concerned with the knee and saw enough of Sharper to make a contract offer which apparently could be finalized as early as tomorrow according to several Internet reports.

Del Rio and the Jags have had major issues at the safety postion after the loss of Gerald Sensabaugh to the Dallas Cowboys in free agency before the start of last season ranking 27th against the pass while trying out two different starters.

Sharper represents a giant upgrade in their secondary, one which they 0nbiously may be willing to pay greatly to get.

Nothing is official or has been finalized but the Saints are prepared to move on without Sharper if he does sign elsewhere by most likely moving corner Malcolm Jenkins to free safety after drafting Florida State corner Patrick Robinson with the teams first pick in this years draft.

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