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Darren Sproles | Running Back | #43

Team: Philadelphia Eagles
Age / DOB:  (33) / 6/20/1983
Ht / Wt:  5'6' / 190
College: Kansas State
Drafted: 2005 / Rd. 4 (130) / SD
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Darren Sproles said he's happy with his contract and the Eagles.
The 12th-year veteran said he simply skipped voluntary workouts to tend to a family matter that is better now. There were rumors the Eagles were attempting to trade Sproles during the draft, but everyone involved has shot them down. Sproles figures to be a big part of the offense yet again in 2016, though he will face some heat for pass-game work from rookie Wendell Smallwood. Jun 8 - 1:12 PM

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NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports Darren Sproles will attend mandatory minicamp.

Sproles sat out voluntary workouts, sparking speculation he was attempting to force his way out of Philly. Sproles shot down those reports, however, and coach Doug Pederson said the team has not attempted to trade the diminutive playmaker. Now back in the fold, Sproles will have to hold off fifth-round RB Wendell Smallwood for passing-game touches behind starter Ryan Mathews.
Jun 6 - 8:29 AM

Coach Doug Pederson said the Eagles did not attempt to trade Darren Sproles.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported the Eagles fielded trade calls for Sproles during the draft, which is different than proactively shopping him. Sproles has skipped all voluntary workouts, but Pederson said Sproles does not want to be traded and will be part of the team. Pederson's comments are very clear, but there has been smoke surrounding Sproles' roster spot all offseason. It would not be surprising if he ends up being moved.
May 17 - 12:48 PM

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reports the Eagles fielded trade calls for Darren Sproles during the draft.

Sproles has not been participating in voluntary workouts, and beat writer Eliot Shorr-Parks left Sproles off his projected Eagles 53-man roster. It would not be surprising if Sproles is dealt before training camp. Fifth-round RB Wendell Smallwood is a good fit in the "Sproles role." He could have a surprising workload as a rookie.
May 17 - 11:04 AM

Eliot Shorr-Parks of NJ Advanced Media did not include Darren Sproles in his prediction for the Eagles' 53-man roster.

That's because he believes Sproles will be dealt during the draft. Sproles remains one of the league's top return specialists and could draw trade interest from contending teams. Shorr-Parks believes Philadelphia would be willing to part with Sproles for a fifth-round pick. The Eagles will almost certainly pursue a running back in the draft, probably in the third round.
Apr 24 - 11:05 AM

CSN Philly believes the Eagles will hold onto Darren Sproles this offseason.

It's been suggested Sproles could be a cap casualty but beat writer Dave Zangaro still considers him the Eagles' "most dynamic playmaker." In addition to playing an important role on passing downs, Sproles has earned back-to-back Pro Bowl invites as a return specialist. The Eagles would save $3.5 million in cap space by cutting him.
Source: CSN Philly
Feb 21 - 12:32 PM

NJ Advance Media's Eliot Shorr-Parks believes the Eagles could move on from Darren Sproles this offseason.

Sproles will count $4.5 million against the cap in the final year of his deal, which is a lot to pay a third-down back and special teamer. With several stars to re-sign or extend, Philadelphia could use the $3.5 million in cap savings from releasing or trading the 32-year-old back. Ultimately, Sproles' future could come down to whether or not new coach Doug Pederson values niche weapons as much as his mentor Andy Reid seems to in Kansas City.
Feb 1 - 9:37 AM

Darren Sproles rushed three times for 24 yards and one touchdown and caught 3-of-3 targets for 20 yards in the Eagles' Week 17 win over the Giants.

Sproles totaled 705 yards on offense with four touchdowns in his age-32 season. He also scored two touchdowns on punt returns. The jack of all trades has one year left on his contract for 2016 and is due $3.5 million. It's possible the Eagles ask him to take a pay cut, but he should be back next season.
Jan 3 - 6:33 PM

Darren Sproles rushed for nine yards on five carries and caught 7-of-9 targets for 56 yards in the Eagles' Week 16 loss to Washington.

Sproles continued to rotate with Ryan Mathews, DeMarco Murray, and Kenjon Barner, primarily operating as a checkdown safety valve for Sam Bradford. Although he leads Philadelphia's running back in snaps every week, Sproles will enter Week 17 against the Giants with pedestrian touch totals of 9, 9, and 12 over his last three games.
Sat, Dec 26, 2015 11:57:00 PM

Darren Sproles rushed six times for nine yards and caught 3-of-4 targets for 16 yards in the Eagles' Week 15 loss to the Cardinals.

Sproles led the backfield in snaps with the Eagles playing from behind all night. Even with positive gameflow, he was a non-factor. Sproles won't be more than low-end PPR FLEX for Week 16 against Washington.
Mon, Dec 21, 2015 12:21:00 AM

Darren Sproles rushed seven times for 41 yards and a touchdown and caught 2-of-3 targets for four yards Week 14 against the Bills.

Sproles was the third back through the rotation on the first drive, but he ended up with the touchdown opportunity after busting a 15-yard run to set up Philadelphia at the one-yard line. Sproles scored on a one-yard plunge the next play. Sproles was more effective than Ryan Mathews or DeMarco Murray, but he saw fewer touches than the other two. Sproles will remain an RB3/FLEX consideration moving forward.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 06:07:00 PM

ESPN's Sal Paolantonio reported Sunday morning that Darren Sproles will get "the bulk of the work" Sunday versus Buffalo.

NFL Network's Ian Rapoport reported earlier Sproles would be "featured" against the Bills. After leading the Eagles' backfield in touches and snaps in last Sunday's upset of New England, Chip Kelly may believe Sproles is his best option with DeMarco Murray on the outs and Ryan Mathews coming back from a month-long absence. Sproles is a PPR flex option with upside today.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 11:12:00 AM

According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, Darren Sproles will be "featured" Sunday against the Bills.

Rapsheet said the Eagles have "weighed all options" with DeMarco Murray including benching him. Sproles led the team with 19 touches in last week's win over New England and it sounds like he may remain the favorite for touches Sunday against Buffalo. He'll be on the flex radar in fantasy. Ryan Mathews and Kenjon Barner will also be in the mix as change-of-pace options.
Sun, Dec 13, 2015 08:13:00 AM

Darren Sproles rushed 15 times for 66 yards, caught four of six passes for 34 yards and returned a punt 83 yards for a touchdown in the Eagles' Week 13 win over the Patriots.

It’s not imminently clear why the Eagles chose to feature Sproles instead of DeMarco Murray on Sunday but the move paid off. Sproles dominated with 78 yards from scrimmage in the first half with 44 coming on the ground. Sunday was only the third time Sproles has seen double-digit carries since joining the Eagles in 2014. Obviously it’s very hard to predict how the Eagles will use Sproles on a week-to-week basis. That makes him a risky fantasy play against the Bills in Week 14.
Sun, Dec 6, 2015 08:58:00 PM

Darren Sproles caught 4-of-6 targets for 21 yards in Philadelphia's Week 12 loss to the Lions, adding two rushes for four yards.

The vast majority of Sproles' production came in garbage time. Sproles still looks plenty spry, but one of the league's worst offenses is having trouble springing him. Sproles isn't producing at an RB3 clip for PPR owners.
Thu, Nov 26, 2015 04:15:00 PM