Darren Sproles wants to leave the New Orleans Saints on his own terms, and not have his future determined by the Saints.
After finding out about interest in the services of the running back, New Orleans decided not to release their man and instead are looking to get something in return for Sproles in the form of a trade.
But Sproles isn't too happy about this turn of events. The 30-year old reportedly spoke to ESPN's Josina Anderson and said the following:
"I want to get released. I don't want to be 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.
The good thing is none of the teams I'm told they're talking to are terrible. It's more than two. I feel I should have more of an idea later on today."
Wanting to decide where you end up is a much better move than the organization deciding for you. But from the Saints point of view, if there are teams willing to give something up in return for Sproles then they would be crazy just to let him go.
And with several teams holding an interest in the running back New Orleans are going to look to use it to their advantage to acquire as high a draft pick as possible for Sproles services.
Sproles actually found out that he was being traded by the Saints on Twitter and quite rightly he was pretty shocked about it. He replied "WOW!" to the ESPN story about him and followed it up with "The stuff u find out on twitter"
Darren Sproles is on his way out of New Orleans, but he wants to make sure it's in his hands.