Saints ship Sproles to Eagles
NEW ORLEANS - Running back Darren Sproles has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fifth round, according to multiple reports.
New Orleans had originally planned to release the speedy back, but decided to trade him instead after at least 10 teams expressed interest. After that report surfaced, Sproles expressed a desire to be released, so he could choose what team he would play for. The NFL vet's wife, Michel, posted her ill feelings toward the Saints' organization on her Instagram account.
"I am so disappointed in the Saints organization and the way they are treating my husband," she said. "I understand that this is a brutal business, but when you have a good guy who works hard and does a lot for the community, you would think they would show a little more respect."
Sproles averaged over 1,000 yards from scrimmage/season during his three years with the team. His best season with the Saints came in 2011 when he rushed for 603 yards and a pair of scores to go along with 710 receiving yards on 87 catches.