Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Source: Safety Sharper making visit
By Adam Schefter
Nearly two months after the NFL's free-agent signing period kicked off, New Orleans' Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper is taking his first visit this offseason.
Sharper visited with the Jacksonville Jaguars on Wednesday, according to a league source. Jacksonville did not draft a safety last weekend, and Sharper is searching for another opportunity aside from the one he already has in New Orleans.
The Dallas Cowboys, who didn't draft a safety last weekend and released Ken Hamlin also might eventually become a suitor for Sharper.
However, multiple team sources told ESPNDallas.com on Wednesday afternoon that the Cowboys are not interested in Sharper right now.
Sharper, who intercepted nine passes last season, turns 35 in November and he underwent knee surgery this offseason. But he is expected to be ready in time for training camp.
Sharper sat out two regular-season games last season and missed periodic practices because of knee swelling. Still, he tied for the league lead with his nine interceptions -- returning three for scores.
Sharper has said he's hoping to return to New Orleans, but is keeping his options open.
Adam Schefter is ESPN's NFL Insider. Information from ESPNDallas.com and The Associated Press was used in this report.