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Eagles insider Geoff Mosher is hearing that RB Darren Sproles is "probably out a few weeks" with the knee injury he suffered against the Giants last night.  Mosher adds that the team feared a torn ACL, but that's not the case.  The good news is that Philly has a Week 7 bye, but is sounds like Sproles is unlikely to be ready for Week 8 against the Cardinals.  We'll look for more information later today on his diagnosis and timetable.

Update: The Philadelphia Inquirer's Jeff McLane confirms that Sproles will miss "at least 2 weeks" with a "slight" MCL tear.  So he's out for Week 8 and should be considered questionable for Week 9.  Sproles is certainly droppable in smaller fantasy leagues.  He's averaged just 36.5 yards with 1 total TD over his last 4 games.

Eagles RB Darren Sproles will undergo an MRI on the left knee he injured in Sunday night's win over the Giants.  The NBC TV crew suggested that it could be a serious injury based on Sproles and his teammates' reactions on the sidelines.  The training staff was reportedly concerned with the stability of Sproles' ACL and MCL.  He told HC Chip Kelly after the game that he was fine, but we'll see what the MRI says.  The Eagles have a Week 7 bye.

Eagles RB Darren Sproles injured his left knee in the 3rd quarter of Sunday night's game.  He got his leg trapped underneath himself in a pile but was able to walk off under his own power.  He wasn't limping as he headed to the locker room.  Sproles is considered questionable to return, but we doubt we see him again with the Eagles up 27-0.

Eagles RB LeSean McCoy led the NFL with 366 touches last year.  RB Darren Sproles' arrival this offseason likely means McCoy's workload will shrink in 2014.  He's fine with that.  "I think 366 touches is a lot," McCoy said. "Being in the prime of my career and bringing in a guy like Sproles who can do so much, we'll work well together. I think having me fresh in the fourth quarter with fewer carries can be even more dangerous."  McCoy probably won't match last year's 64 targets or 52 receptions.  But we're not expecting a significant drop from the 314 carries he tallied in 2013.  McCoy remains an elite RB1 in fantasy football.

ESPN's Louis Riddick hears from Saints sources that some in the organization believed RB Darren Sproles' "best days were long behind him and the wall was approaching faster than outsiders think."  Sproles turns 31 in June -- a time when most RBs are ready to hang up the cleats.  But he has only 437 carries and 378 receptions under his belt.  He's never exceeded 173 touches in a season.  It's worth noting that Sproles' 4.2 yards per carry last year was his worst mark since 2009, but his 8.5 yards per catch was right in line with his career average.  He also received his best overall grade from Pro Football Focus in the past 7 years.  The numbers say Sproles has plenty left in the tank.

The Eagles have signed RB Darren Sproles to a 2-year extension.  He was scheduled to become a free agent after this coming season but is now locked in with Philly through 2016.  Consider this a sign that HC Chip Kelly has big plans for his new offensive weapon.

The Eagles have acquired RB Darren Sproles from the Saints for a 2014 5th round pick.  Philly might have been the only landing spot for Sproles that wouldn't have seen his fantasy value decline.  HC Sean Payton got the most out of the 5'6, 190-pounder.  Offensive mastermind Chip Kelly will do the same in Philly -- and maybe even more.  Sproles will be the ultimate chess piece in Kelly's offense.  Expect to see him line up all over the field and get the ball on traditional handoffs, sweeps, screens and swing passes.  Sproles averaged 77 catches per season with the Saints and could hit that number with the Eagles.  We'll wait to make any specific predictions until we project the entire Philly offense, but Sproles should at least remain a weekly starter in PPR leagues.  His arrival is also excellent news for QB Nick Foles, who gets another explosive weapon to work with.  RB LeSean McCoy, meanwhile, figures to see his receiving numbers dip from the 64 targets and 52 catches he posted last year.  He probably won't reach last season's 314 carries, either.

Contrary to previous reports, the Saints will apparently hang on to RB Darren Sproles.  ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the team will try to trade him "due to heavy interest" rather than release the 31-year-old back.  Sproles carries just 1 more year on his contract at an affordable $3.4 million (plus a $100,000 workout bonus), so we won't be surprised if the Saints find willing partners.  Sproles probably won't return to the PPR demon he was in New Orleans the past few seasons but can still provide intriguing fantasy potential.

The Saints are expected to release RB Darren Sproles.  The housecleaning continues, as this move saves New Orleans $3.5 million.  Sproles turns 31 in June and is coming off a 15-game season with 71 catches, 604 yards and 2 TDs.  However, per Pro Football Focus, he did drop 10 passes.  The Saints are flush with backfield depth, so this move isn’t a total surprise.  Rapoport notes that Pierre Thomas’ roster spot remains in “danger” despite the loss of Sproles.  This coaching staff clearly has faith in Mark Ingram and hard-charging youngster Khiry Robinson.  Both guys could carry fantasy football value in the Saints’ high powered offense.

ESPN's Adam Schefter reports that the Saints are "shopping" RB Pierre Thomas and WR Lance Moore.  Schefter adds that New Orleans "even could be open" to trading RB Darren Sproles.  Both Thomas, 29, and Sproles, 30, are entering the final years of their contracts.  The departure of either would make the other a stronger fantasy option.  It might also open up a role for RB Khiry Robinson. Moore, meanwhile, is coming off his worst season since 2009 and turns 31 in August.  He'd be a weak bet for fantasy-starter value outside of New Orleans.

Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Monday night's game against the Seahawks.  He was close to playing a couple Thursdays ago and will have had 11 more days to heal up.  Sproles should be available for a full role in a huge game Monday night.

Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle) is inactive for tonight's game against the Falcons.  He played through the injury last Sunday, but the short week didn't help his cause.  Expect an increased role in the passing game for Pierre Thomas, who is a borderline RB1 in the plus matchup.

Saints RB Darren Sproles (knee, ankle) missed practice again Wednesday and is questionable for Thursday night's trip to Atlanta.  He returned to Sunday's game against the Niners after suffering the injury, but the short turnaround this week puts his availability in jeopardy.  You'll have to watch the Thursday night inactives if you plan to use Sproles in your Week 12 fantasy football lineup.

Saints RB Darren Sproles (ankle, knee) did not practice on Tuesday.  He was listed as limited Monday, although New Orleans didn't actually practice.  Sproles was able to play through the injuries last weekend, and there's been no indication that he's in danger of missing Thursday night's game against the Falcons.  He won't be at 100% but will be worth keeping in fantasy lineups in that plus matchup.

As expected, Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) is active for tonight's game against the Cowboys.  He practiced all week and should be ready for his usual workload.  He remains a must-start in PPR fantasy leagues.

Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) put in a full week of practice and is probable for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys.  Barring a freak setback between now and then, he'll be out there against a defense that's allowed a league-high 63 receptions to RBs.

Saints RB Darren Sproles (concussion) practiced on Wednesday.  It doesn't necessarily mean he's been cleared for game action yet, but he has an excellent chance of doing so before Sunday.  We'll continue to track his status over the next few days, but plan on using Sproles as you normally would for Week 10.

Saints RB Darren Sproles will miss the rest of today's game against the Jets after suffering a 1st half concussion.  The injury could put him in jeopardy for Week 10 as well, but we'll see how he fares in the league protocol this week.  The team said Travaris Cadet will see more work in Sproles' absence.

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