Sharper still open to return to Saints


Darren Sharper says that a possible return to the New Orleans SaintsĀ starts with a big “if.”

Sharper, an unrestricted free agent, remains on the free agent market following minor arthroscopic surgery on his left knee this offseason. He told NFL Total Access Tuesday his status isn’t due to his recovery, but that he’s taking the time to decide what team is the best fit while he focuses on his rehab.

While Sharper says he would love to return to the Saints, he doesn’t hold any animosity toward the franchise.

“We know this is a business,” Sharper told Rich Eisen. “You always have to weigh all of your options. We’ll see what happens.

“I understand, in this game, there are two sides. And everyone knows this. You have the game and you have the business side. And that comes from being a guy who has been around the league as long as IĀ  have. You understand that, and you go on.”

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