New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles has been traded to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth-round draft pick according to ESPN, ending an almost two week speculation of reports predicting the trade/release of the former-Saints Running Back.
This trade marks the second former-Saints player the Eagles have picked up since Tuesday. Earlier this week, the Philadelphia Eagles signed former Saints Free Safety Malcolm Jenkins.
Darren Sproles has been on the trading block for quite some time now, but told ESPN that he would like to be released rather than traded. Darren Sproles’ wife also took offense to the Saints organiza decision to keep Sproles on the trade block despite his request to be released.
Darren Sproles, who has been with the Saints since 2011, ends his Saints career with 1,067 rushing yards (averaging 5.7 yards per carry) and 5 touchdowns. He also had 1,981 receiving yards to go with 16 touchdowns. Additionally, Sproles averaged 8.3 yards per punt return and 26.1 yards per kickoff return, making him an excellent addition to special team.
Darren Sproles found out about the report of his potential trade on twitter; maybe he will find out that he was traded on Twitter as well.