Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
3 weeks ago

Sproles returned to OTAs on Monday after missing last week with a family obligation, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The veteran speedster returns to the practice field this week and should compete for first-team reps with newly acquired LeGarrette Blount, who also missed some time last week due to family obligations.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
1 month ago

Sproles was absent from OTAs Tuesday due to a family obligation, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

The newly-signed LeGarrette Blount is also absent with a family obligation, so the Eagles are currently down two tailbacks for the second week of OTAs. Expect Sproles, who is expected to once again serve his regular scatback role, to return to the team once his obligations are taking care of.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
4 months ago

In a press conference from the NFL Combine on Wednesday, March 1, head coach Doug Pederson confirmed that Sproles will return to the Eagles in 2017.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles entered last season as the club's change-of-pace back but became Pederson's most-trusted option in the ground game as the year wore on, as evidenced by earning 45 percent of the offensive snaps, versus 25 percent for Ryan Mathews (neck). With the oft-injured Mathews perhaps on the way out of Philadelphia, the team will look to bring in additional talent to the backfield via the draft or free agency. However, with bigger needs elsewhere on the roster, the Eagles could end up using Wendell Smallwood (knee) as their primary ball carrier in the upcoming campaign. Either way, Sproles will probably be slotted in the same scatback role that he occupied at the beginning of this past season. He finished 2016 with 438 yards on 94 carries and added 427 more yards on 52 receptions. He also scored two touchdowns each on the ground and through the air.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
6 months ago

Sproles rushed for 32 yards on nine carries and added four yards on three catches in Sunday's win over the Cowboys.

EDGE Analysis

Who said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks? Sproles ended the 2016 season at 33 years old and setting a new career mark in rushing attempts. Often the scatback throughout his career, injuries, ineffectiveness and inexperience in Philadelphia's backfield led to Sproles taking the top job down the stretch. It sets up an interesting predicament in Philadelphia this offseason. On one hand, the Eagles can walk away from the $4 million owed to Sproles in 2017 with no cap penalty. On the other, the team would enter the season with little experience behind the oft-injured Ryan Mathews.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
6 months ago

Sproles (concussion) compiled 40 yards and scored a touchdown on seven rushes, while securing both of his targets for 23 yards in Thursday's 24-19 win over the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles opened the scoring with a 25-yard scamper in the first quarter, only his second touchdown of the season, both of which have come in the last three games he's been active for. Sproles saw limited work despite backfield mate Ryan Mathews' early exit from the contest with a stinger, but could be in line for a much bigger share of the tailback touches in Week 17 against the Cowboys if the latter's injury lingers.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
6 months ago

Sproles (concussion) wasn't listed on the Eagles' final injury report in advance of Thursday's game versus the Giants, the team's official site reports.

EDGE Analysis

After a concussion sidelined him Sunday in Baltimore, Sproles had no trouble logging every practice rep this week. With his return imminent, he returns to a barren backfield behind Ryan Mathews due to Wendell Smallwood (knee) and Kenjon Barner (hamstring) landing on injured reserve over the last week and a half. Expect Sproles to handle a change-of-pace role, at the very least, Thursday.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
6 months ago

Sproles (concussion) practiced in full Tuesday.

EDGE Analysis

No representative of the Eagles' organization has confirmed whether Sproles has emerged from the concussion protocol. However, full designations on back-to-back injury reports is as good of a sign as any that his concussion is behind him. Expect clarification on Sproles' situation prior to Thursday's game against the Giants. If active, he should jump into his normal change-of-pace role with Kenjon Barner (hamstring) joining Wendell Smallwood (knee) on the sideline.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
6 months ago

Sproles (concussion) would have been a full participant had the Eagles practiced Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles was sidelined for Sunday's loss to the Ravens due to a concussion, but coach Doug Pederson said Monday he expects the veteran to return for Thursday's game versus the Giants, as his estimated involvement to start this week suggests.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
6 months ago

According to Eagles coach Doug Pederson, Sproles (concussion) should be cleared in time to play Thursday against the Giants.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles missed Sunday's loss to the Ravens after sustaining a concussion in Week 14. That absence, coupled with Kenjon Barner (hamstring) making a premature exit, resulted in Byron Marshall assuming No. 2 tailback duties behind Ryan Mathews. If Sproles can indeed clear protocol, he'd figure to reclaim his usual role for Thursday's divisional tilt.

Darren Sproles
RB PHI (10)
6 months ago

Sproles (concussion) has been ruled out for Sunday's game against the Ravens.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles was unable to practice this week after suffering a concussion in last week's loss to the Redskins, so he will not be able to take the field in Week 15. Ryan Mathews will be the Eagles' primary running back against the Ravens, but head coach Doug Pederson said Byron Marshall -- who was called up from the practice squad this week -- will play a role in the backfield, according to Jeff McLane of the Philadelphia Inquirer, and Kenjon Barner could factor in as well.