Sproles (quadriceps) did not practice Wednesday.
Sproles missed last week's loss to Minnesota due to a lingering quadriceps issue, and he hasn't yet made tangible progress in his recovery. With Corey Clement (shoulder) now on IR, Sproles figures to serve as the No. 3 running back in Philadelphia when back to full health.
Sproles (quadriceps) won't play Week 6 against the Vikings, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
With Sproles out for at least one game and possibly more, Corey Clement bumps up the the No. 3 running back spot, which could involve some snaps on passing downs or in the two-minute drill. Clement also is a candidate to replace Sproles on punt returns, along with Nelson Agholor, per Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia.
Sproles is week-to-week due to a quadriceps strain, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
While an exact timetable for Sproles' recovery remains undisclosed, it's safe to bet that the 14-year pro will miss some time as he tends to this injury. With DeSean Jackson (abdomen) also sidelined, expect Nelson Agholor and Corey Clement to handle punt return duties for the time being. Sproles' absence also may signify a slight uptick in available touches for Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders.
Sproles is questionable to return to Sunday's contest against the Jets due to a quadriceps injury, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
Sproles' usage has dwindled as the season has gone on, culminating in three carries for four yards and three punt returns for 28 yards Week 5. That is, if he's unable to return. It's unclear who will handle punt returns in Sproles' place, as the 14-year pro is the only Eagle to handle them this season.
Sproles rushed one time for four yards and saw no targets in Thursday's 34-27 win over the Packers.
Sproles saw no targets in the passing game for the second straight week, and he played just seven snaps. Meanwhile, Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders played 33 and 22 snaps, respectively, and were very effective with their touches. The Kansas State product looks like he'll continue to mix in behind his younger counterparts as the Eagles head back home for a Week 5 matchup with the Jets.
Sproles rushed twice for four yards and failed to catch his only target in Sunday's 27-24 loss to the Lions.
Sproles got one carry in the first quarter, saw his only target in the third, and finished with his longest rushing attempt of the day for three yards in the fourth quarter. He saw one more target on the game's last drive but was called for offensive pass interference, and the play was negated. While he wasn't productive, the 36-year-old still led the Eagles' backfield in snaps by one over Miles Sanders with 27. Jordan Howard wasn't far behind with 25. The Eagles backfield continues to be a timeshare heading into a Thursday clash with the Packers.
Sproles played 28 of the Eagles' 81 snaps on offense during Sunday's 24-20 defeat in Atlanta.
Sproles ranked between Miles Sanders (35) but ahead of Jordan Howard (18) in such plays. However, Sproles fell far short of his teammates in yards from scrimmage, racking up just five (on two catches) while Sanders managed 37 and Howard accrued 26. Sproles' pass-catching prowess throughout his career is notable, but the 36-year-old is averaging a miserable 3.5 YPT on his six looks so far this season.
Sproles rushed nine times for 47 yards and caught all three of his targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 32-27 win over Washington.
Sproles' 63 total yards also led the Eagles backfield, although Miles Sanders got two more carries. While it is surprising that all three primary backs, including Jordan Howard, each saw three targets, the committee approach in Philadelphia is par for the course. While Sproles saw the second-highest snap count of the trio with 23, the distribution of snaps and touches will likely continue to vary from game to game, starting with a Week 2 matchup at Atlanta.
Sproles will be the primary punt returner and share passing-game duties for the Eagles, Mike Kaye of NJ.com reports.
This confirms what we thought already regarding Sproles' role. He will fill in on passing downs with Corey Clement and work behind Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders for the rest. This means the 36-year-old probably won't produce enough to be rostered outside of deep PPR leagues barring injury.
Sproles did not play in Thursday's preseason loss to the Ravens.
Sproles has not seen a snap in the preseason, and it will almost certainly stay that way as the team looks to keep the 36-year-old healthy for the games that matter. He'll fill his typical change-of-pace role alongside Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders. Corey Clement and either Wendell Smallwood or Josh Adams will likely fill out Philadelphia's running back depth chart.
Sproles will not suit up for Thursday's preseason game against the Titans, Tim McManus of ESPN.com reports.
The 36-year-old has established himself enough to earn a day off for the first preseason action of 2019. In his stead, it's likely youngsters Miles Sanders and Donnel Pumphrey get most of the run in the offense for Thursday's game.
The Eagles and Sproles agreed to a one-year contract Friday, Dave Spadaro of the team's official site reports.
With less than a week remaining before the start of training camp, Philly welcomes back the 14-year veteran. Sproles has been limited to just nine appearances the past two seasons, the result of multiple lower-body injuries. Even if his body can't hold up to the rigors of regular work out of the backfield at age 36, his prowess as a punt returner should help him earn a role on the Eagles' 53-man roster. Such a gig may be his destiny anyway after the team brought in Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders (hamstring) via trade and the draft, respectively, this offseason.
Sproles was recently spotted catching passes from Drew Brees in a workout, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
The pair was working with San Diego-based strength and conditioning coach Todd Durkin alongside other NFL players, including the Bears' Chase Daniel and Eagles' Donnel Pumphrey. While Sproles is clearly taking time with his decision on his future in football, his willingness to participate in workouts at least reflects some level of desire to keep his playing career going. New Orleans doesn't have much cap space, but a reunion with Brees isn't out of the picture given the team's underwhelming backfield depth behind Alvin Kamara and Latavius Murray.
Sproles said he will wait until May to make a decision on retirement, The Press of Atlantic City's David Weinberg reports.
Coach Doug Pederson recently said he'd like to keep Sproles in Philadelphia for another season. While he hasn't explicitly said so, the 35-year-old running back seems to be deciding between the Eagles and retirement, rather than weighing offers from other teams. The trade for Jordan Howard provides some bulk in the Philadelphia backfield, but the team still lacks a reliable option for passing downs.
Eagles coach Doug Pederson said he hasn't talked to Sproles since the end of the season but would love to have the 35-year-old on the team in 2019, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
An unrestricted free agent, Sproles still hasn't announced his decision on retirement, and it isn't entirely clear he'd stay in Philadelphia if he were to continue his football career. The Eagles could certainly use a veteran presence in the backfield, as their current depth chart holds Corey Clement (knee), Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams, Boston Scott and Donnel Pumphrey. The team is also maintaining dialogue with Jay Ajayi (knee) and likely will add a running back in the upcoming draft.
Sproles said after Sunday's 20-14 loss to the Saints in the divisional round that he hasn't decided if he wants to play a 15th NFL season in 2019, Zach Berman of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. "I really don't know yet," Sproles said, when asked about his future in football. "I was going to take time away and then I was going to make my decision."
If this is the end for the 35-year-old Sproles, he concluded his career on a rather underwhelming note after starting and playing 27 of the Eagles' 51 offensive snaps against New Orleans and finishing with only four yards on three carries to go with three receptions for 21 yards. After an injury-shortened 2017 season, Sproles was motivated to return in 2018 so he could end his career on his own terms, but health still proved to be an issue. He suffered a hamstring injury in the season opener that cost him 11 weeks of action before he returned to play in the Eagles' final seven contests. In his eight total appearances, Sproles averaged 3.2 yards per carry and tallied 20 receptions for 195 yards while reaching the end zone three times.
Sproles rushed 13 times for 21 yards and caught two of three targets for 13 yards in Sunday's 16-15 wild-card-round win over Chicago.
It's a testament to Sproles' ability that he led his team in carries and rushing yards in a playoff game at the advanced age of 35. The diminutive running back is already sixth on the NFL's all-time all-purpose-yardage list and could climb even higher if he chooses to suit up for another season. Sproles has already stated that a decision won't come on that front until training camp next season, but his focus lies elsewhere at the moment with the Eagles set to travel to New Orleans to face Sproles' previous employer in the divisional round.
Sproles had seven carries for 24 yards and caught two of three targets for 12 yards in Sunday's 24-0 win over Washington.
Sproles led the Philadelphia backfield with a 38 percent snap share, finishing slightly ahead of Wendell Smallwood (37 percent) and Josh Adams (25 percent), a duo that combined for 30 touches. The Eagles seem to have settled on a committee heading into the playoffs, with a road matchup against the Bears potentially favoring Sproles' role on passing downs. Of course, the Chicago defense has done excellent work defending running backs in the passing game, allowing just 6.6 yards per catch and 5.1 per target.
Sproles rushed nine times for 32 yards and caught three of six targets for 76 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 32-30 win over the Texans.
Sproles' man whiffed while attempting to tackle him in the flat, and the 35-year-old took it 37-yards to the house for a first-quarter touchdown. He also drew the start and led the team in rushing while seeing a season-high nine rushing attempts, more than he had in his last three games combined. Josh Adams, meanwhile, saw just 11 carries. Accordingly, none of the Eagles' backfield options make for reliable fantasy choices Week 17 at Washington.
Sproles rushed three times for 30 yards and caught three of four targets for 16 yards in Sunday night's 30-23 win over the Rams.
Sproles was held out of the end zone for the first time since his return from injury but actually had his most impressive rushing performance in any of his four games this season. He hasn't carried the ball more than five times in those contests but picked up 17 and nine yards on his first two carries in this one, showing his customary burst and power. The 35-year-old saw 20 snaps for a second straight game but surprisingly didn't see more while Josh Adams was in and out of the game with a back injury. Wendell Smallwood picked up the slack instead and found paydirt twice. Sproles has not seen more than 29 snaps or nine touches all year and therefore has limited fantasy upside heading into a Week 16 home matchup with the Texans.
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|2007||San Diego Chargers||15||0||37||164||4.4||34||2||1||6|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||0||61||330||5.4||37||1||3||15|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||2||93||343||3.7||21||3||2||15|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||3||50||267||5.3||34||0||3||10|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||4||87||603||6.9||36||2||7||27|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||6||48||244||5.1||47||1||2||9|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||15||4||53||220||4.2||38||2||1||11|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||15||0||3||10||3.3||6||0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||15||0||10||31||3.1||14||0||0||0||3|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||0||29||342||11.8||66||5||5||1||14|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||2||45||497||11.0||81||4||7||2||20|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||3||59||520||8.8||57||2||3||2||25|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||4||86||710||8.3||39||7||7||0||35|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||6||75||667||8.9||44||7||7||1||29|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||15||4||71||604||8.5||48||2||7||1||24|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||15||63||1528||24.3||58||0||6|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||15||37||1008||27.2||89||1||5|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||53||1376||26.0||103||1||6|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||54||1300||24.1||66||0||5|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||51||1257||24.6||45||0||2|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||40||1089||27.2||92||0||2|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||18||483||26.8||48||0||1|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||15||12||255||21.3||32||0||0|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||15||18||5||108||6.0||23||0||1|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||---||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||15||24||2||229||9.5||45||1||4|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||22||12||249||11.3||43||0||4|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||26||12||183||7.0||77||1||1|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||24||11||166||6.9||16||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||29||19||294||10.1||72||1||5|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||23||14||183||8.0||37||0||3|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||15||29||21||194||6.7||28||0||2|
|2005||San Diego Chargers||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2006||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||15||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||0||0.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||15||1||1.0||0||0||0||0||0.0||0||0||0|
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|2006||San Diego Chargers||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2007||San Diego Chargers||15||1||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2008||San Diego Chargers||16||3||2||0||1||0||-2||1||0|
|2009||San Diego Chargers||16||3||1||0||1||0||0||1||0|
|2010||San Diego Chargers||16||3||3||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2011||New Orleans Saints||16||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2012||New Orleans Saints||13||0||0||0||0||0||0||0||0|
|2013||New Orleans Saints||15||2||2||0||0||0||0||0||0|