Saints replace Bush with Sproles
July, 28, 2011
By Pat Yasinskas | ESPN.com
Hopefully, this will be the last update of the night, but it’s a fairly significant one.
According to multiple reports, the New Orleans Saints have agreed to terms with former San Diego Chargers running back/return man Darren Sproles. Reportedly, it’s a four-year deal worth $14 million.
That came only hours after the Saints agreed to trade Reggie Bush to the Miami Dolphins. It’s no coincidence. Sproles is an ideal replacement for Bush. Although undersized, he has the ability to run outside, catch passes out of the backfield and help in the return game.
Sproles is likely to take on many of the same roles Bush had as he shares backfield time with rookie Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas and Chris Ivory.