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Monday, March 24, 2014
Loomis discusses Saints’ flurry of moves

By Mike Triplett

New Orleans Saints general manager Mickey Loomis shared his thoughts Monday on the flurry of additions and subtractions the Saints have made over the past two weeks.

Loomis, who spoke to The Times-Picayune's Larry Holder at the NFL meetings in Orlando, said he is pleased overall with the way the offseason has gone so far. However, he admitted that the team had to make some tough choices -- including the decision to trade running back Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles.

Among the highlights from Loomis' conversation: Moore surprised but understood: Another one of those tough choices for the Saints -- receiver Lance Moore -- said he was surprised when he found out the Saints were looking to trade or release him during a recent interview on SiriusXM NFL Radio. Moore said he actually found out first from ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter's report.

But Moore said he understood why the cap-strapped Saints were making the move to get younger and cheaper. Here's a breakdown of his interview from The Advocate.