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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
Saints links: Sproles, Galette and more

By Mike Triplett

It sure sounds like former New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles has found a great new fit with the Philadelphia Eagles. Sports Illustrated’s Don Banks said Sproles “sounded almost giddy at the prospect of finding his all-purpose role in Philly's fast-paced, up-tempo attack.”

Likewise, the Eagles are excited about the prospects of adding such a dynamic weapon. And Banks had some strong words about how the marriage seems to be working out so far, writing: “As I survey the mid-June NFL landscape, the offseason addition that comes as close to can't-miss as any is the Eagles' savvy acquisition of running back/return man Darren Sproles.”

As I wrote when the Saints first traded Sproles to Philly, it was a head-scratcher since he is still such a dynamic player and matchup headache for opposing defenses. And I have no doubt he’ll thrive in a similarly-creative offense in Philadelphia.

But I do understand why the Saints made the move since they have so many weapons at their disposal on offense – especially after drafting dynamic receiver Brandin Cooks in the first round.

So it’s quite possible this could turn out to be one of those win-win sort of deals … well, until they meet up in the playoffs, that is.

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