Friday, September 4, 2015



Sproles traded to Eagles for draft pick



The Philadelphia Eagles acquired Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints on Thursday morning for a fifth-round draft pick.

The move was followed by the Eagles agreeing on a two-year contract with former Dolphins cornerback Nolan Carroll.

The Saints get the second of Philadelphia’s two fifth-round picks in May. It previously belonged to the New England Patriots.

Sproles is coming off one of his least productive seasons.

The former Kansas State star running back ranked in the bottom five among punt returners with a 6.7 yards per return average and was third-worst among kick returners with an average of 21.3.

Sproles had 71 catches for 604 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 220 yards and two scores.

There is some speculation, however, that the Eagles might now trade third-year running back Bryce Brown — another former Wildcat — after acquiring Sproles from the Saints.

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