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Darren Sproles Prefers To Be Released By The Saints

 

Update:

Saints RB Darren Sproles tells Josina Anderson of ESPN that he wants to be able to control his future, rather than get traded to a team without any say in the matter.

“I want to get released. I don’t want to be traded. I don’t know where they would send me because I have no control over it and I want to be able to pick. The good thing is none of the teams I’m told they’re talking to are terrible. It’s more than two. I feel I should have more of an idea later on today.

ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported that the Saints plan on trading veteran RB Darren Sproles due to “heavy interest.

  • Schefter adds that Sproles “will be traded.”

Sproles, 30, has one year remaining on his four-year, $14 million contract and is set to make a base salary of $3.4 million for the upcoming season. The Saints would free up $3.5 in available cap space by releasing him, but it appears as though a trade is coming.

The Vikings and Bears have both come up as speculative options for Sproles, but I’m sure other teams will be involved as well.

Last year, Sproles ran for 220 yards on 53 carries (4.2 YPC) while also contributing another 604 receiving yards on 71 receptions. He added four total touchdowns as well.

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