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Saints trade Sproles to Eagles

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   ESPN’s Adam Schefter is reporting that the Saints are trading running back Darren Sproles to the Eagles for a fifth round draft pick.

   Sproles was one of three offensive players originally rumored to be traded before the free agency period began.

   He said in an interview Wednesday that he preferred to be cut, rather than traded.

   The Saints benefit from this move, by gaining an extra draft pick and freeing up some space in their salary cap.

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