Five recent noteworthy RB Trades
Darren Sproles: Last offseason, the Eagles acquired the dual-threat running back and Pro Bowl returner from the Saints for a fifth-round pick. Sproles, like Adrian Peterson now, was 30 then. But the third-down back is far from a comparable player.
Bryce Brown: The Eagles, who apparently like to make trades involving tailbacks, shipped Brown to the Bills in 2014 for a fourth-round pick. The teams also swapped seventh-round picks. Brown, who is 23, rushed for just 126 yards last season.
Trent Richardson: A year after drafting Richardson third overall, the Browns sent him to the Colts in 2013 for a first-round pick. He disappointed Indianapolis, too, rushing for 3.1 yards per carry over two seasons before getting released. He is now with Oakland.
LeSean McCoy (right): In March, the Eagles traded McCoy, a 26-year-old who rushed for nearly 3,000 total yards the past two seasons, to the Bills for Kiko Alonso, a promising young linebacker but one who missed the entire 2014 season with a torn ACL.
LeGarrette Blount: The Buccaneers traded Blount, who had previously rushed for 1,007 yards as a rookie, to the Patriots in 2013 for a seventh-round pick and return specialist Jeff Demps. Blount has had a resurgence in two stints with the Patriots, with a disappointing stop in Pittsburgh in between.