"I plan on (being in New Orleans), but you never know how this crazy business will work," Harper told The Times-Picayune. "It's not always up to me. I don't always get to make the decisions."
He says New Orleans has "become a home for me and my family, too" and that it "would be really hard to just pick things up and leave what I've got going there."
"I love my teammates and coaches," he said. "They've been great, and the team indicated they wanted me back before the lockout. Hopefully, when we can start talking, everything gets worked out, and I'll be back in the black and gold."
"The whole team camp was great, and a great way to stay competitive," Harper told the newspaper. "We got to get some team workouts in and installed a lot of our offense and defense. That's work right there you really can't replace."