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Agent, team unable to reach middle ground

Updated: March 10, 2005, 6:02 PM ET
By Len Pasquarelli | ESPN.com

Unable to continue carrying his lofty salary-cap charge and unwilling to pay him a $2.6 million roster bonus due Friday, the Packers on Thursday released two-time Pro Bowl safety Darren Sharper, ESPN.com has learned.

While anticipated for the past few weeks, the move is no less painful for the Packers, the only team with which Sharper has played in his eight-year career. The Packers and agent Joel Segal negotiated into Thursday but were not able to reach middle ground. Green Bay had sought ...

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