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Shannon Sharpe | Tight End

Team: Denver Broncos
Age / DOB:  (46) / 6/26/1968
Ht / Wt:  6'2' / 228
College: Savannah State
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After two years of waiting, Shannon Sharpe was one of seven players voted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday evening.
A seventh-round draft choice in 1990, Sharpe went on to be named to the 1990s All-Decade team. He racked up four All-Pro nods and three Super Bowl titles before calling it quits in 2004. At the time of his retirement, Sharpe was number one all-time amongst tight ends in both yards and receptions. He's since been passed in both categories by Tony Gonzalez, but is unquestionably one of the three greatest to ever play his position. Sat, Feb 5, 2011 08:10:00 PM

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Eight-time Pro Bowl tight end Shannon Sharpe officially announced his retirement today.

Sharpe finished as the all-time leader in receptions (815) and yards (10,060) for a tight end, and in 2003 he passed Jerry Smith for most touchdowns with 62. Overall, Sharpe ranks ninth in receptions and 21st in receiving yards. He'll be a first- or second-year ballot Hall of Famer.
Thu, Jun 3, 2004 11:10:00 PM

Shannon Sharpe will retire from the NFL to pursue a career with CBS Sports.

The all-time NFL leader in receptions for a tight end is a surefire Hall-of-Famer, finishing his career with 10060 yards and 62 TDs. He leaves at the top of his game, one of the best five tight ends in the league. Sharpe was never fully embraced by the Denver public, possibly because of his outspoken nature. Sharpe will now yap on the "CBS Today" pregame show. Jed Weaver, O.J. Santiago, and Byron Chamberlain are candidates to replace him in the Denver lineup.
Mon, May 17, 2004 05:40:00 PM

Shannon Sharpe is expected to announce early this week that he will join the CBS "NFL Today" pregame show, not return to the Broncos.

USA Today reports today that Sharpe will take a three-year deal for less than $1 million per season. It appears to be a done deal, with only the details to be worked out. Jed Weaver would appear to be the favorite to take Sharpe's valuable role on the field.
Mon, May 17, 2004 08:58:00 AM

Shannon Sharpe may retire afterall to replace Deion Sanders on CBS' "The NFL Today" pregame show.

We were going to post our own speculation about the matter yesterday, but had nothing to back it up. Now we've got a Denver Post article. Sharpe will meet with CBS next week about the matter. The Broncos must are already planning for his retirement, signing another tight end, Byron Chamberlain, on Thursday.
Source: Denver Post
Fri, May 14, 2004 09:05:00 AM

Shannon Sharpe won't attend mini-camp this weekend.

Sharpe, who decided to retire last month, has been given permission not to attend Broncos workouts until training camp.
Fri, May 7, 2004 11:02:00 AM

Shannon Sharpe has decided not to retire.

Keeper League owners re-joice. The 35-year old Sharpe is more valuable than ever, among the fantasy elite at his position. We'd rank him second, just behind Jeremy Shockey and ahead of Todd Heap. Kellen Winslow Jr. will also enter the mix.
Wed, Apr 21, 2004 07:09:00 PM

Shannon Sharpe has been working out, but has not yet decided whether to retire or not.

He won't make his decision until mid-April, in time for the Broncos to know before the NFL draft. It appears he's leaning towards returning.
Mon, Mar 29, 2004 11:27:00 AM

Shannon Sharpe will let Denver coach Mike Shanahan know about his retirement plans before the NFL Draft.

Right now, the feeling seems to be that Sharpe will return.
Fri, Mar 5, 2004 10:57:00 AM

Shannon Sharpe is still undecided about his potential retirement plans.

Perhaps Dan Marino's return to CBS will indure Sharpe to return to the field. Keeper League fantasy owners hope so.
Wed, Feb 25, 2004 11:50:00 AM

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