Posted November 29, 2011

Safety Darren Sharper Plans To Retire

NFL

Free-agent safety Darren Sharper plans to retire, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Sharper most recently played with the New Orleans Saints last season.

Drafted in the second round of the 1997 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers, Sharper is a member of the NFL’s 2000s All-Decade Team. He played for three teams in his 14-year career: Green Bay, Minnesota and New Orleans.

Sharper was a five-time Pro Bowl selection and a six-time All-Pro selection. In his career, Sharper had 651 tackles, 7.5 sacks, 8 forced fumbles and 63 interceptions.