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Old 10-02-2014, 03:03 PM   #1
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PHILADELPHIA — His old team is 1-3 and coming off a blowout loss to the Dallas Cowboys.

Just don't expect Eagles running back Darren Sproles to be shedding any tears for the struggling New Orleans Saints, who traded him to Philadelphia in the offseason.

“I felt disrespected there,’’ said Sproles, who has helped the Eagles to a 3-1 start to the season.

“Listen, I understand this is business and all of that, but (when they talked about trading him) they put it up on Twitter. That’s how I found out. There was a screen shot and a friend of mine texted it to me. I felt they did me wrong.

“First, Sean (Payton) told me they were going to cut me. Then I find out on Twitter they’re trading me. That’s just not right.

“So I really haven’t been in contact with anyone there since I left. I really haven’t paid attention to what they’re doing. I’m more focused on what’s happening here.’’

Sproles is aware of the Saints’ record and the fact they lost to the Cowboys, 38-17.

“Oh, yeah,’’ he said with a slight grin. “I saw that.’’

Sproles signed with New Orleans as a free agent in 2011 after spending his first six years in San Diego, primarily as LaDanian Tomlinson’s backup.

In his first season with the Saints he gained 1,313 yards and scored nine touchdowns. In each ensuing year his playing time and productivity decreased. Last year, he 824 total yards and four touchdowns.

The Eagles obtained him for a fifth-round draft pick this offseason and couldn’t be happier.

Sproles’ 49-yard touchdown run turned around the season opener against Jacksonville. He caught seven passes for 152 yards in the win over Indianapolis; and had an 86-yard punt return for a touchdown against San Francisco.

New Orleans has not only lost to Dallas, but also blew leads in losses to Atlanta and Cleveland. The Saints only win came at home against Minnesota.

Could they use a running back/receiver/return man?

“I don’t know,’’ Sproles said. “You’ll have to ask them. I’m just happy to be here and to be 3-1.’’

Still bitter, Eagles RB Darren Sproles says, 'I felt disrespected' by Saints | NJ.com

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Flat out wasn't worth the money we were going to end up paying him, he clearly lost his elusiveness with us last year, he was barely breaking any tackles 1 on 1

The article doesn't mention that in his minimal carries this year, he also lost a huge fumble
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Poor little rich guy got his precious feelings hurt.
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He was replaced with a younger faster version, hard to swallow, but it is how it is.
Good for him that he is still playing and being productive. He's probably PO'd because he knows at 1-3 we still have a better chance at a ring than his Eagles at 3-1.
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Yeah, he is bitter. Business is bitter. Yes, he now needs to get over it and d well in the years left of his career and he is and I am glad for him. YES, Saints' made a fumble reading that so they could have handled him far better than that. HE did well for the Saints. He liked working outside of football and in New Orleans, and goodness knows WE anyone, anything to do anything to make N.O. better.

Best to him and his wife. Gosh, it really seems they wanted to stay here and finish his career here. That says a lot to me about them.

MEANWHILE, Saints have many new players who are unproven hopefuls. That is the business too.
MEANWHILE, Saints have a defense that suits up. They suit up very well in the both Saint's uniforms.
Saints have other problems , but I need not say what they are. We all know.
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Let it go, Let it go,
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