Graham hits out at management for their dealings this off-season.
The New Orleans Saints are expected to continue their roster overhaul by releasing running back Darren Sproles if no trade deal presents itself.
The 30-year-old is widely recognised for being one of the Saints’ most dynamic offensive weapons for the past three years, but his release is following a pattern as the organisation continue to part ways with a number of players.
Will Smith, Lance Moore, Jonathan Vilma, Roman Harper and Jabari Greer have all already left New Orleans, with Sproles set to join them, as reported by ESPN.
While his production dropped last season, it is speculated that the Saints are expecting a further decline in the coming year and are looking to upgrade this summer with the possibility of using their asset in a trade deal.
Sproles was due to receive $3.5m in salary and bonuses this year, the last of his current contract, all of which will be saved against the salary cap if they decide to release him.
The dynamic star has already taken to Twitter to bid farewell to New Orleans with official confirmation likely to follow in the coming days, which has led star tight end Jimmy Graham to hit out at the front office over their decision-making this off-season.
“Wow unbelievable. Shocked and disappointed on everything that’s gone on this offseason,” he wrote on his official account.
During his three years with the Saints, Sproles amassed 1,067 rushing yards, 1,981 receiving yards and 21 touchdowns, however his numbers began to drop last season which has perhaps paved the way for the decision to be made.
Meanwhile, the Saints will face further headaches over Graham’s situation despite placing the franchise tag on him last week, as he is likely to be seeking well over $10m per year on a long-term contract.