Report: Saints won't release RB Darren Sproles, want to trade him instead
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Report: Saints won't release RB Darren Sproles, want to trade him instead

Last week, it looked like Darren Sproles @DarrenSproles and Lance Moore were going to share a plane ticket out of New Orleans. Yet, while Moore was indeed released, Sproles remains the Saints' property. And according to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Saints don't want to release him. No, they want to trade Sproles "due to heavy interest," sources have told Schefter.
Sproles has one year remaining with a $3.4 million salary on his current contract.

Fantasy Analysis:

Where he could go is anyone's guess. Rumors surfaced earlier today that the Redskins are interested in Sproles, although I wonder if that's changed following the signing of Andre Roberts. NFL.com's Albert Breer said the Vikings are a team to watch in the sweepstakes. The earlier reports that the Saints might cut Sproles could make him more difficult to trade or lower their haul -- why would a team give up a lot for a player that might just be released? But that contract should be easy to move, and it's understandable that many teams would be intrigued to own a back who is a true triple threat as a runner, returner, and pass-catcher.
Oh, and Sproles found out that he is being shopped around the league via Twitter. Viva social media!

Source:
Adam Schefter via Twitter

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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