New Orleans Saints sign Darren Sharper to one-year deal

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New Orleans Saints

The New Orleans Saints announced Monday the signing of unrestricted free agent free safety Darren Sharper to a one-year contract.

Sharper, 34, is a five-time Pro Bowl selection. He leads all active NFL?players in interceptions with 63, which ties him with Ronnie Lott for sixth on the all-time list. The William & Mary product ranks second only to Rod Woodson in interception return yardage (1,412) and interceptions returned for touchdowns (11).

Sharper helped the Saints to a Super Bowl last season in his first year with the team. He tallied a career-best nine interceptions in the 2009-10 season.

“We have said since the end of the season that we would love to have Darren back in a Saints uniform for 2010 and I’m glad we’ve been able to make that happen,” Saints General Manager Mickey Loomis said.