Broncos Have Darren Sharper Work Out, Let Him Leave

The Denver Broncos are already fighting the battle of attrition. They've already been hit at cornerback, defensive end, running back and wide receiver. But they haven't been hit at safety--yet. Brian Dawkins and Rahim Moore have stayed outside of injuries so far, but that could quickly change.

That would explain why the Broncos brought in Darren Sharper for a workout. However, as Lindsay Jones of the Denver Post reports, the team really just wants to see how his surgically-repaired knee is holding up. You know, to have Sharper as a ready-made go-to option should a safety go down.

Sharper had microfracture surgery in 2009 and then had a long recovery from it. He played the last two seasons for the New Orleans Saints, where Broncos' defensive coordinator Dennis Allen was the defensive backs coach. Sharper was on the physically unable to perform list for the start of the 2010 season and played in eight games to varying degrees.

Sharper is a ball hawk with 63 career interceptions, nine in 2009, but he turns 36 in November.

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