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Darren Sproles Finds Out On Twitter That Saints Plan On Trading Him

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Darren Sproles #43 of the New Orleans Saints celebrates a touchdown during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome on November 10, 2013 in New Orleans, Louisiana. New Orleans won the game 49-17. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images) | Stacy Revere via Getty Images

When running back Darren Sproles read last week that the Saints plan on releasing him, he responded on Twitter and thanked New Orleans. But on the first day of free agency when ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Saints actually plan on trading him, a surprised Sproles actually found out on Twitter.

On Wednesday, Sproles told ESPN's Josina Anderson that he would rather get released than traded.

"I don't know where they would send me because I have no control over it and I want to be able to pick," he told Anderson. "The good thing is none of the teams I'm told they're talking to are terrible."

The versatile 30-year-old spent the last three seasons with the Saints as a return man, running back and receiver. He scored 16 receiving touchdowns and five more on the ground during his tenure in New Orleans.

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