QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
2 days 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.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
1 month ago

Sproles (knee, arm) is in consideration for kickoff return duties, Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles has been the Eagles' primary punt returner since joining the team ahead of the 2014 campaign, but has only sparingly been used for kickoffs. However, with the new rules put in place for kickoff returns, the Eagles feel as if Sproles could also make a difference on that special team's unit, so it's something they'll experiment with later this summer and into the fall. Sproles also still needs to get back to full strength, as he sat out voluntary OTAs while still working through his rehab from a fractured right arm and a torn left ACL.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
2 months ago

Sproles (knee, arm) wasn't present for the start of OTAs on Tuesday, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles suffered a fractured right arm and a torn ACL in his left knee last September and is likely still working through the latter stages of his rehab. The fact that the Eagles still re-signed him this offseason despite the injuries means he should be slated to make a full recovery at some point prior to, or during the upcoming campaign. An exact timetable for that return is still somewhat uncertain, however, so look for additional updates to be provided as training camp closes in.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
3 months ago

Sproles (knee, arm) has agreed to terms on a new contract with the Eagles, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

As expected, Sproles will return for the chance at another Super Bowl run with the defending champion Eagles. While he'll clearly slot in behind Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement on early downs, Sproles remains a useful gadget player who should keep his role as the team's primary return man on both punts and kickoffs. It isn't clear where he stands in his recovery from a torn ACL, but Philadelphia's new commitment to him suggests Sproles is expected to make a full recovery.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
4 months ago

Sproles (knee, arm), an unrestricted free agent, seems likely to re-sign with the Eagles, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.

EDGE Analysis

While he wouldn't get many carries behind Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement, the 34-year-old could still be useful on special teams and passing downs if he makes a full recovery from the torn ACL and broken arm he suffered in Week 3 last season. Sproles resumed running in January and is leaning toward trying to play for at least one more year. The Eagles want him back, but they presumably expect him to settle for a salary far smaller than what he's grown accustomed to.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
6 months ago

Sproles (knee) said Monday that he's leaning toward returning for a 13th NFL season in 2018, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles' season ended in late September against the Giants, when he fractured his arm and tore his ACL. While the injury initially looked damaging to the Eagles' playoff hopes, the play of rookie Corey Clement and trade-deadline pickup Jay Ajayi out of the backfield more than compensated for Sproles' absence and helped guide the Eagles to Super Bowl LII. With Sproles heading into his age-35 season and coming off a major injury, he may find limited suitors for his services.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
6 months ago1 Comment

Sproles (arm/knee) has started running, as of Wednesday, Sports Radio 94 WIP reports.

EDGE Analysis

The end of Sproles' 13th NFL season was precipitated by a broken arm and ACL tear on the same Week 3 play. Prior to the double whammy, he totaled 15 carries for 61 yards and seven receptions (on 12 targets) for 73 yards on the year. His activity Wednesday was the first visible on-field workout, which took place three months removed from surgery on the ACL. An unrestricted free agent this offseason, Sproles may have to play the waiting game until he can prove the health of his knee to organizations, but the recent bout of running generally is a good sign in his recovery effort.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
10 months ago

The Eagles placed Sproles (arm/knee) on injured reserve Monday.

EDGE Analysis

Diagnosed with a broken arm and a torn ACL, the 34-year-old running back faces a long rehab process and might even consider retirement. The Eagles are left without a proven pass catcher in the backfield, though Wendell Smallwood did have 57 receptions over his final two seasons (2014-15) at West Virginia. As such, Smallwood is the best bet to take over Sproles' role on passing downs, which could in turn open up a bit more rushing work for LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement. The Eagles selected Donnel Pumphrey (hamstring) in the fourth round of the 2017 draft to groom him as Sproles' eventual replacement, but the rookie is already on injured reserve and isn't expected to return this season. The Eagles might now considering bringing Pumphrey back from IR if his hamstring heals quickly.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
10 months ago

Sproles tore his ACL and broke his arm on the same play in Sunday's 27-24 win over the Giants, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

EDGE Analysis

The 34-year-old is is thus slated to miss the rest of the season, which leaves the Eagles with a pass-catching void in their backfield, with Donnel Pumphrey (previously viewed Sproles' heir apparent) on IR. For now, Wendell Smallwood, LeGarrette Blount, and Corey Clement are the team's healthy running backs, though the Eagles could move to add further depth at the position.

With that in mind, Byron Marshall is a candidate to be promoted from the team's practice squad.

QDarren Sproles
RB PHI (9)
10 months ago

Sproles is believed to have suffered a broken arm and is out indefinitely, Ian Rapoport of NFL Network reports.

EDGE Analysis

Sproles will undergo further testing Monday to determine the exact severity of his situation. In any event, his impending absence is a massive blow to the Eagles offense in which Sproles is an integral part of the passing game. Both LeGarrette Blount and Wendell Smallwood figure to see added playing time moving forward, while rookie Corey Clement -- who carried six times for 22 yards and a touchdown against the Giants on Sunday -- could take on an expanded role as well.