Two people familiar with the trade say the Philadelphia Eagles have acquired running back Darren Sproles from the New Orleans Saints for a fifth-round draft pick.
The move Thursday comes during a busy first week of NFL free agency for the Eagles.
According to one person with knowledge of the deal, the Saints get the second of Philadelphia’s two fifth-round picks in May. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the trade wasn’t announced by the teams.
Sproles is coming off one of his least productive seasons. He 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.
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