Saints knew exactly what, they were up against and definetly prepared for the Reggie Bush trade ahead of time. Thursday, they jump on the gun creating a replacement in New Orleans for Reggie Bush right away.
The New Orleans Saints have agreed to sign free-agent tailback, Darren Sproles formerly of the San Diego Chargers, to a four-year $14 million dollar deal, with $6 million guaranteed, According to Pro Football Talk.
Sproles now 28 has made an impact for the San Diego Chargers, in the backfield led by quarterback Phillip Rivers. now joining Drew Brees and company he fit well in the mix of great talent in the at New Orleans backfield.
The Saints will now have a truly impressive of running game in The Big Easy, that includes Sproles, rookie Mark Ingram, and veteran running back Pierre Thomas and second year pro Chris Ivory.
At only 5’6, the 190-pound Sproles was in high demand and was rumored to also be going to Philadelphia before signing with the Saints.
In 2010 Sproles caught 59 passes for 520 yards and two touchdowns. He also would rush 50 times for 267 yards, an average of 5.3 yards. Look for Sproles to be used as a receiver out of the backfield, much like he was in San Diego on passing downs.
Drew Brees became familiar with Sproles this offseason and praised his work ethic and talent. Look for Sproles to make a smooth transition to the Saints offense and work in with the other back very well, making the Saints running game even more powerful. Filling for Bush's role as a rusher, receiver out of the backfield and a special teamer.