OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
4 days ago

Sproles (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

A limited practice participant to start the week, Sproles was held out entirely Thursday and Friday. Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement are both candidates to take on some of the vacated snaps, with the latter a better bet to replaces Sproles in clear passing situations. Clement handled the passing-down role during Philadelphia's playoff run last season, highlighted by a 4-100-1 receiving line in the Super Bowl.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
5 days ago

Sproles' (hamstring) availability for Sunday's game against at Tampa Bay will be determined following Friday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports.

EDGE Analysis

Coach Doug Pederson said Sproles is dealing with a "slight hamstring issue," which had him sitting out Thursday's practice session. Corey Clement would see an increased workload behind Jay Ajayi if Sproles is unable to suit up for Week 2.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
5 days ago

Sproles (hamstring) didn't practice Thursday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

After turning in a limited showing at Wednesday's session, Sproles spent Thursday solely as a member of the rehab group. Coach Doug Pederson has yet to comment on the health of the veteran running back, meaning Sproles' Week 2 availability may not be known until the Eagles release their last injury report Friday. If he's absent Sunday at Tampa Bay, Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement would form a 1-2 punch out of the backfield.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
5 days ago

Sproles (hamstring) wasn't spotted on the field prior to Thursday's practice, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.

EDGE Analysis

The Eagles listed Sproles as a limited participant at Wednesday's session due to the hamstring issue and it doesn't appear he'll shed the injury designation when the team releases Thursday's practice report. It's unclear if Sproles' absence is merely for maintenance purposes or if he experienced a setback during his activities Wednesday, but a final word on his outlook for the Week 2 matchup with the Buccaneers should come Friday.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
6 days ago

Sproles (hamstring) was a limited practice participant Wednesday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.

EDGE Analysis

It's unclear if Sproles picked up the hamstring injury during a Week 1 win over the Falcons or sometime thereafter. Whatever the case, his ability to practice in any capacity suggests he's on track to play Sunday in Tampa Bay. Sproles and Jay Ajayi logged 29 snaps apiece (40 percent) against Atlanta, with Corey Clement chipping in 13 and Wendell Smallwood taking one. Sproles is a clear favorite for playing time on obvious passing downs, but coach Doug Pederson did mention that he'd like Ajayi to take on a heavier workload in the future.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
2 weeks ago

Sproles rushed five times for 10 yards and caught four of seven targets for 22 yards in Thursday's 18-12 victory over Atlanta.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran saw a heavy workload in his first game back from a torn ACL but failed to do much with it as he shakes off the rust. The extended absence and sitting out all of the Eagles' preseason games didn't scare the team away from calling plays for the 35-year-old, as his nine touches were second among the team's running backs, firmly between Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement. Sproles seems ticketed for a similar role all season, starting with Tampa Bay at home in Week 2.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
1 month ago

Sproles won't play in Thursday's preseason game against Cleveland, Daniel Gallen of PennLive.com's reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Sproles held out as a precaution and a slew of other running backs dealing with minor injuries, the Eagles may be down to Matt Jones and Wendell Smallwood as the only backfield options in Thursday's game. Sproles has made it through training camp without any setbacks, putting himself in position for a Week 1 role in the Philadelphia offense. The 35-year-old likely will get most of his work in obvious passing situations, and he's also listed on the depth chart as the team's top return man for both kickoffs and punts. Sproles likely will wrap up the preseason without playing in a game.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
1 month ago

Sproles won't play in Thursday's preseason game at New England, Derrick Gunn of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles is logging his second DNP in as many exhibitions, a trend that may continue until the regular season. Still, it would behoove the Eagles to see if the 35-year-old resembles the form evident prior to last season's ACL tear. Once Week 1 arrives, he likely will slot in behind Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement (undisclosed) in the running back pecking order, but Sproles' pass-catching chops should keep him in the team's game plan from week to week.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
2 months ago

Sproles, who suffered a torn ACL and a broken wrist in the Week 3 last season, is looking good early on in training camp, the Eagles' official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

With Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement slated to handle the bulk of the team's early-down work, Sproles is in line to reprise his pass-catching role in the Eagles' backfield. The 35-year-old should thus carve out a degree of PPR-utility, but only in deeper formats, as he's unlikely to earn the sort of volume that he did during his prime years.

OUTDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
2 months ago

Sproles (knee, arm) stated Sunday that 2018 would be his final season, per his official Twitter account.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles added that he meant for 2017 to be his last campaign, but after suffering a torn ACL and broken arm during the same play in Week 3 he has decided to give it one more go. He signed a new contract with the Eagles back in April, which seems to indicate that the recovery from his injuries is going smoothly. Sproles will face stiff competition for touches in the backfield, however, as Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement each performed well last season and figure to be a major part of Philadelphia's offensive scheme heading into 2018. Per usual, Sproles should be a difference maker on special teams regardless of his offensive contributions.