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Darren Sharper preparing to play another season

New Orleans Saints Sharper celebrates after recovering fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers Miller in New Orleans

New Orleans Saints cornerback Darren Sharper celebrates after recovering a fumble by Pittsburgh Steelers tight end Heath Miller (not in picture) during the fourth quarter of their NFL football game in New Orleans, Louisiana October 31, 2010. New Orleans won the game 20-10. REUTERS/Sean Gardner (UNITED STATES - Tags: SPORT FOOTBALL)


The second act for Darren Sharper in New Orleans was a forgettable one.

After returning midseason from knee surgery, Sharper had only 16 tackles and one pass defensed. He was a liability at times and saw his playing time diminished.

Sharper doesn’t want to go out like that, so the free agent is training with Drew Brees and friends in New Orleans.

“It is something I definitely don’t have to do. I want to. I want to keep playing football,” Sharper told John DeShazier of the New Orleans Times-Picayune.

Sharper says that the additional time he’s had to recover from surgery has helped him regain his explosiveness. He turns 36 in November and understands the Saints may not have room for him. He just wants one more chance somewhere.

If not, well, look for more webisodes.

“If football doesn’t happen and the lockout continues, I’ll probably act,” Sharper said.