Sproles (hip) will retire after this season, Daniel Gallen of The Harrisburg Patriot-News reports.
This marks the end of the road for a great career from Sproles, who was a three-time Pro Bowler during his lengthy stint in the NFL. Sproles racked up 3,552 rushing yards, 4,840 receiving yards and 55 touchdowns from scrimmage and had nine special teams touchdowns as well.
The Eagles placed Sproles (hip) on injured reserve Friday, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports.
The transaction officially puts a bow on Sproles' 2019 campaign, and perhaps his time in the NFL as well. After back-to-back injury shortened seasons, Sproles mulled retirement for most of the spring before ultimately re-signing with Philadelphia on a one-year deal in July. Unfortunately, a quadriceps injury kept Sproles out for three games during the first half of the Eagles' schedule before he returned to action Week 9, only for the running back to suffer a full tear of his right hip flexor muscle during Wednesday's practice. In response to Sproles' latest injury, the Eagles signed Jay Ajayi to provide backfield depth behind Jordan Howard (shoulder), Miles Sanders and Boston Scott.
Sproles (quadriceps) will miss the rest of the season after being diagnosed Friday with a torn right hip flexor muscle.
Sproles missed Thursday's practice with what was labeled as a quadriceps injury, but it appears he was actually dealing with the hip issue. The 36-year-old apparently suffered a partial tear of the hip flexor in early October but was cleared to return for Week 9 versus the Bears. He then sustained the full tear during Wednesday's practice, with the Eagles opting to shut him down for good. It's the third consecutive season Sproles has missed 10-plus games, and his increasing durability concerns could spell an end to his 15-year career. Fellow back Jordan Howard (shoulder) is also banged up, prompting the Eagles to bring in free agent Jay Ajayi for a workout Friday.
Sproles didn't participate in Thursday's practice due to a quadriceps injury.
Sproles missed three consecutive games earlier in the season due to a quad issue, so it's somewhat disconcerting that the same injury has cropped up again coming out of a Week 10 bye. The veteran has only filled a bit role out of the Philadelphia backfield on the occasions he's suited up this season, but his availability for Sunday's game against the Patriots may carry greater import than normal with lead back Jordan Howard dealing with a shoulder injury that has limited him in back-to-back practices.
Sproles rushed twice for seven yards and caught one of his two targets for three yards in Sunday's 22-14 win over the Bears.
Sproles played 10 offensive snaps in his return from a three-game absence due to a quad injury. All of his touches and targets came in the first half while Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders far outpaced the 36-year-old in terms of playing time and carries. His main role right now comes on special teams returning punts.
Sproles (quadriceps) practiced fully Friday and doesn't carry an injury designation into Sunday's game against the Bears.
Sproles' ability to practice without restriction was enough for the Eagles to sign off on his return to action following a three-game absence due to the quad injury. With Sproles back in the fold, Boston Scott will presumably drop to fourth on the depth chart and may be limited to a special-teams role Sunday, if he's even active.
Coach Doug Pederson is optimistic Sproles (quadriceps) will return to action Sunday against the Bears, Mike Kaye of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Sproles practiced this week for the first time since injuring his quad in Week 5, providing reason to believe he'll be back on the field Sunday. The veteran has yet to turn in a full practice, however, so he may need to do so Friday in order to avoid carrying an injury designation into the Week 9 contest.
Sproles (quadriceps) was a limited practice participant Thursday.
Sproles has maintained his activity level for back-to-back days, but it's unclear if he'll be able to make enough progress by week's end to play for the first time since Week 5. Friday's injury report will reveal his chances to suit up Sunday versus the Bears.
Sproles (quadriceps) was a limited participant in Wednesday's practice, Kevin Fishbain of The Athletic reports.
Sproles' limited activity in the first session of Week 9 represented a positive step forward after he failed to practice in any fashion ahead of the Eagles' past three games. The veteran running back looks like he'll have a shot at returning to action Sunday against the Bears, though his participation in practice the next couple of days will bear monitoring.
Coach Doug Pederson said Monday that he expects Sproles (quadriceps) to practice "a little bit" during Week 9, Reuben Frank of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Even if Sproles only practices on a limited basis this week, that activity would still represent a step forward after he hadn't practiced in any capacity since sustaining the quad injury in Week 5 against the Jets. The Eagles haven't formally ruled Sproles out for the Week 9 matchup with the Bears, but the team is more realistically eyeing him for a return to action following its Week 10 bye.
Sproles (quadriceps) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Buffalo, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Sproles has been doing some stretching and rehab work, but he still hasn't returned to practice, even in a limited capacity. The Eagles will have Boston Scott on hand as their No. 3 running back if they decide to look deeper than Jordan Howard and Miles Sanders.
Sproles (quadriceps) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Dave Zangaro of NBC Sports Philadelphia reports.
Sproles was seen stretching at the beginning of the session, but he was limited to rehab work on the side field with the rest of the Eagles' injured players. While Sproles seems to be getting closer to returning to game action, he's not expected to gain clearance ahead of Sunday's tilt with the Bills.
Sproles (quadriceps) will be a non-participant in Wednesday's practice, Zach Berman of The Athletic reports.
Sproles will pick up where he left off last Friday, doing rehab and conditioning work on a side field while his teammates practice. The Eagles haven't ruled him out for Sunday's game in Buffalo, but his continued absence from practice is a hint in that direction.
Sproles (quadriceps) was ruled out for Sunday's game against the Cowboys.
Sproles was able to go through conditioning drills at Friday's practice -- his first practice activity since suffering a quad strain Oct. 6 -- but he was ultimately listed as a non-participant and isn't ready to return to game action. Nelson Agholor should work as the Eagles' top punt returner with DeSean Jackson (abdomen) also sidelined.
Sproles (quadriceps) is going through conditioning drills at the beginning of Friday's practice, Jeff McLane of The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.
This is Sproles' first practice activity since he sustained a quad strain Oct. 6 against the Jets. He still appears on track to sit out Sunday's divisional tilt against the Cowboys, but he's at least trending in the right direction toward an eventual return to game action. If Sproles is indeed forced to miss any more time, Nelson Agholor will fill in as the top punt returner for Philadelphia.
Sproles (quadriceps) didn't participate in Thursday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of The Newark Star-Ledger reports.
Sproles hasn't practiced since straining his quad Oct. 6 against the Jets, likely putting him on track for a second straight missed game Sunday in Dallas. While Sproles was idle for the Eagles' Week 6 loss to the Vikings, rookie Miles Sanders took on an expanded role as a receiver, finishing with three receptions for a career-high 86 yards and his first touchdown.
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.
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