Saints now believe they can trade Darren Sproles

The New Orleans Saints have had a change of plans concerning Darren Sproles.

The team originally intended to release the running back in a salary cap related move, but now the Saints believe they will be able to trade him, according to NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

More than 10 teams have called to inquire about Sproles' availability. This was all news to the man himself.

Unlike the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' situation with Darrelle Revis, the Saints aren't operating with a ticking clock. Sproles has no bonus money coming, which means the Saints can take their time in finding the right deal.

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With so much interest in Sproles, it's possible the Saints can get real value back. Sproles has only one year and $3.5 million remaining on his current contract, manageable terms that should make a trade easier to facilitate.

Rapoport reported that the Saints still plan to cut Sproles if they cannot make a deal. That now appears unlikely.

In the latest edition of the "Around The League Podcast," the guys study the free agency picture with the help of NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport.

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