My prediction is looking pretty good all of a sudden.
NFL Network’s Steve Wyche reports that the Saints are expected to place the franchise tag on impending free agent FS Darren Sharper.Sharper, the NFL’s active interceptions leader by a wide margin, is a logical candidate for the tag because he’s 34 and not worth investing in long term. Still, the Saints may approach Sharper about a two- or three-year deal before the July 15 deadline for franchise players to sign multi-year contracts. Ideally, they won’t have to pay him $6.5 million for just one season.
This is great news because the Saints really need to bring Darren Sharper back for 2010 at all cost.