Surprisingly, the Saints have released dynamic running back and return man Darren Sproles. It saves the cap-strapped team 3.5 million against the salary cap. This news came from NFL.com’s Ian Rapoport from Twitter.
This is news because the Vikings are most likely looking for a pass catching back to give Adrian Peterson a break on occasion. Sproles would be a logical man for the job since he has previous experience with current Minnesota offensive coordintor Norv Turner during their days in San Diego.
A team may be willing to pay more for Sproles than the Vikings since they could likely utilize his ability as a return man. Minnesota has those positions on lockdown with both Cordarrelle Patterson and Marcus Sherels handling those duties.
It is still a situation to watch as it develops.