Mar 13, 2014 3:35 PM by Dave Fields

Sproles trade: Saints gained draft pick, issued statement

New Orleans Saints said they received a draft pick in compensation for Darren Sproles and issued a formal statement about the trade completed early Thursday morning.

New Orleans Saints Executive Vice President/General Manager Mickey Loomis announced today that the club has acquired an undisclosed draft pick from the Philadelphia Eagles for RB Darren Sproles.

"Darren Sproles played an important role for us on both offense and special teams for the last three seasons," said Loomis. He did everything that was asked of him in the running game, passing game and return game and did all of it well. We thank Darren for all of his contributions to our team both on and off the field and wish him the best of luck."

"Darren is one of the smartest football players I've ever been around," said Head Coach Sean Payton. "He has been exceptionally consistent and dynamic coming out of the backfield for us the last three seasons and provided us with many different options. Darren is an exceptional person and teammate and we are going to miss him but we will also fondly remember his time as a member of the Saints and we thank him for his professionalism."



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