The New Orleans Saints have traded running back, Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for a fifth round draft pick according to Adam Schefter.

Schefter tweeted: "New Orleans acquired a 2014 fifth-round pick from Philadelphia in exchange for RB Darren Sproles."

As reported earlier, the Washington Redskins were interested in securing a trade for the veteran running back but instead it appears that their divisional rivals have snapped up the player.

Sproles rushed for an average of 4.2 yards per carry last season with the Saints but only managed 220  total rushing yards.

He was originally drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 2005 NFL draft, he was a fourth round selection.

The Eagles had a dominant offense last season with LeSean McCoy recording over 1,000 rushing yards at running back for Chip Kelly's team.

Sproles had made it clear that he would prefer to be cut by the Saints than be trading to a non-competitive team. However, the Eagles made the playoffs last season in Kelly's first year as head coach and will only get better with Sproles in the backfield for 2014.

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