Source: Darren Sharper to retire

Updated: November 28, 2011, 8:22 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

Former New Orleans Saints safety Darren Sharper has decided to retire, a league source told ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

Sharper drew interest from teams this season, but ultimately decided he would be better off moving on with his career.

The 36-year old Sharper spent the past two seasons in New Orleans, each time on a one-year contract. In 2009, he intercepted nine passes, returning three for scores, was named All-Pro and helped the Saints win their first Super Bowl. Last ...

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