Dec 29, 2013; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) carries the ball against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the first half at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome. New Orleans defeated Tampa Bay 42-17. Mandatory Credit: Crystal LoGiudice-USA TODAY Sports

Darren Sproles Traded to Eagles


The Vikings won’t be bringing in Norv Turner’s old running back Darren Sproles, because he was reportedly just traded to the Eagles.

Jason La Canfora has the scoop on Sproles being sent from the Saints to Philadelphia. Mrs. Sproles will be holding a press conference shortly.

The Vikings became a speculative landing spot for Sproles the second we learned New Orleans was looking to cut ties with him, but mostly that was just the Norv Turner connection.

Realistically, the Vikings were never that great a landing spot. Sproles has max value as a running back and a return man, but the Vikings already have good return men, and using Sproles as a third down back would only have cut back on Adrian Peterson’s touches, which would not have made Peterson very happy.

The Vikes do have a need for a running back with more value as a receiver – Norv Turner likes throwing to the back out of the backfield – but they can pick up a guy like that in the draft.

Sproles was a nice dream but never a very practical one.

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  • ggfb20

    Dre Archer or DeAnthony Thomas could be had with a 2nd day draft pick and a lot less cash+milage.

  • David Mallow

    too old,32 is not a good age for any RB…I like Dri Archer ALOT…Kid is explosive anywhere you put him..RB,WR,KR, He even threw a few TDs while at Kent St…plus he will be a late 3rd early 4th round pick