The Eagles are bringing back RB Darren Sproles on a 1-year deal. The 36-year-old has played in just 9 games over the past 2 seasons, missing time with a torn ACL, a fractured forearm and hamstring injuries. He's not even a lock to make the roster amid a crowded backfield. But it's also possible Sproles makes the team and plays a role in the passing game. He was targeted 30 times in 8 games last season (including playoffs). The veteran could be a drain on rookie RB Miles Sanders' receiving production.
Eagles GM Howie Roseman said during a Saturday press conference, "We've been looking for a runner like Miles for a few years," according to NBC Sports Philadelphia. It was obvious that Philly liked Sanders when the franchise selected him in Round 2. These words from Roseman, however, could point to the new guy having a bigger workload share ahead of him than other RBs in the Doug Pederson era. Pederson's Eagles have run with a true committee. Amid personnel shuffling and injuries, no RB has reached a 37% share of team carries in any of his 3 seasons. Philly just traded for Jordan Howard this offseason, of course, but gave up a mere 6th-round pick for a RB in the final year of his rookie contract. Josh Adams, Wendell Smallwood, Corey Clement and Darren Sproles remain from last year's squad, but only Adams has reached 100 carries under Pederson and none has topped 120. Adams is also coming off shoulder surgery. None of those players looks like a big threat to Sanders' touch outlook. We wouldn't bet on workhorse touches for the rookie, but Sanders might just be the best bet to lead the backfield in opportunities right away.
Eagles RB Corey Clement injured his knee in the 1st half of Sunday's game against the Cowboys and is officially questionable to return. His absence should mean some more work for RB Darren Sproles behind RB Josh Adams.
Update: Clement has been ruled out.
Eagles RBs Josh Adams (hip) and Darren Sproles (hamstring) are active for tonight's game against the Redskins. Adams popped up on the injury report on Saturday, so he comes with a bit more risk tonight. Sproles is a fantasy flier in his 1st action since Week 1.
Eagles RB Josh Adams (hip) was added to the injury report on Saturday and limited in practice. He's listed as questionable for Monday night's game against the Redskins. We'll hopefully get an update on Adams' status on Sunday morning. If he can't play, Philly would be down to Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood and Darren Sproles, who's expected back from his hamstring injury.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) said Friday that he plans to play against the Redskins on Monday night. We’ll see how Philly lists him on the final injury report Saturday afternoon. We wouldn’t use Sproles in fantasy lineups in his 1st action since the season opener, but it’ll be interesting to see how big a role he plays. RB Josh Adams remains a fine RB2 for Week 13.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) returned to a limited practice on Thursday -- his 1st in about 3 weeks. It's unclear if he'll play against the Redskins on Monday night, but there's no way we can trust Sproles in Week 13 fantasy lineups.
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport hears that Eagles RB Darren Sproles is expected to miss "multiple weeks" after aggravating his hamstring injury in practice on Wednesday. One source threw out a 3-4 week timetable. Sproles can be dropped from fantasy rosters. Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and Corey Clement will continue handling backfield duties for the Eagles.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles aggravated his hamstring injury in Wednesday's practice, according to ESPN's Adam Schefter. Philly was hoping to get Sproles back this week, but he's now out for Sunday night's game against the Cowboys and might miss significantly more time beyond that. Sproles is droppable outside of the deepest of PPR leagues. The Eagles will continue to go with Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and Corey Clement in the backfield.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday morning’s game against the Jaguars in London. HC Doug Pederson was hoping to get him back on the practice field this week, but it didn’t happen. Philly has a Week 9 bye. We’ll see if Sproles is ready to go after that. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement will share backfield duties again this Sunday.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) remained sidelined for Wednesday's practice. HC Doug Pederson said last week that Sproles was expected to get back on the practice field this week, but he's not looking like a good bet to play vs. the Jaguars in London on Sunday.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Sunday’s game against the Panthers. HC Doug Pederson said Friday that Sproles is on track to practice next week. Wendell Smallwood and Corey Clement will share the backfield again this weekend.
Eagles HC Doug Pederson says "optimism is high" that RB Darren Sproles returns to practice next week, according to NFL Network's Tom Pelissero. Sproles hasn't played since Week 1 because of a hamstring injury. He'll return to a Jay Ajayi-less backfield led by Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood. We'd bet on Sproles reclaiming a significant role. We'll see how things progress in Week 8, leading up to a visit to Jacksonville. The Eagles then get their bye in Week 9.
Eagles RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) is out for Thursday night's game against the Giants. He remained sidelined in practice all week, although HC Doug Pederson said Wednesday that Sproles is getting close to a return. Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood figure to share the majority of Philly's backfield work on Thursday, with rookie Josh Adams potentially mixing in.
Eagles RB Corey Clement (quad) was listed as a full participant in Monday's practice, putting him on track to return for Thursday night's game against the Giants. It's especially notable with RB Jay Ajayi out for the year. Clement was running clearly ahead of RB Wendell Smallwood over the season's first 3 weeks. We'll see what the split looks like on Thursday. Consider both Clement and Smallwood risk/reward RB3s for Week 6. RB Darren Sproles (hamstring) remained sidelined on Monday.
Eagles RB Jay Ajayi suffered an ACL tear in Sunday’s loss to the Vikings and will miss the rest of the season. That takes the carry leader out of a backfield that has started slowly. Healthy returns by Corey Clement and Darren Sproles wold help absorb touches, but Wendell Smallwood has als taken advantage of recent injuries to others to look like a player who will continue to deserve work. We’ll see hit the touches get distributed as the remaining group get healthy. The one thing we’ve been able to count on so far has been HC Doug Pederson spreading the work around. Clement, Sproles and Smallwood are all worth owning to varying degrees right now
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