Sproles (hamstring) has been ruled out for Sunday's game in Tampa Bay, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reports. A limited practice participant to start the week, Sproles was held out entirely Thursday and Friday. Jay Ajayi and Corey Clement are both candidates to take on some of the vacated snaps, with the latter a better bet to replace Sproles in clear passing situations. Clement handled the passing-down role during Philadelphia's playoff run last season, highlighted by a 4-100-1 receiving line in the Super Bowl.
Sproles' (hamstring) availability for Sunday's game against at Tampa Bay will be determined following Friday's practice, Zack Rosenblatt of NJ.com reports. Coach Doug Pederson said Sproles is dealing with a "slight hamstring issue," which had him sitting out Thursday's practice session. Corey Clement would see an increased workload behind Jay Ajayi if Sproles is unable to suit up for Week 2.
Sproles (hamstring) wasn't spotted on the field prior to Thursday's practice, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports. The Eagles listed Sproles as a limited participant at Wednesday's session due to the hamstring issue and it doesn't appear he'll shed the injury designation when the team releases Thursday's practice report. It's unclear if Sproles' absence is merely for maintenance purposes or if he experienced a setback during his activities Wednesday, but a final word on his outlook for the Week 2 matchup with the Buccaneers should come Friday.
Sproles was a limited practice participant Wednesday due to a hamstring injury, Adam Caplan of SiriusXM Radio reports. It's unclear if Sproles picked up the injury during the Week 1 win over the Falcons or sometime thereafter. Whatever the case, his ability to practice in any capacity suggests he's on track to play Sunday in Tampa Bay. Sproles and Jay Ajayi logged 29 snaps apiece (40 percent) against Atlanta, with Corey Clement playing just 13 snaps and Wendell Smallwood taking one. Sproles thus holds a clear edge for playing time on obvious passing downs, but head coach Doug Pederson did mention that he would like Ajayi to take on a heavier workload in the future.
Sproles won't play in Thursday's preseason game against Cleveland, Daniel Gallen of PennLive.com's reports. With Sproles held out as a precaution and a slew of other running backs dealing with minor injuries, the Eagles may be down to Matt Jones and Wendell Smallwood as the only backfield options in Thursday's game. Sproles has made it through training camp without any setbacks, putting himself in position for a Week 1 role in the Philadelphia offense. The 35-year-old likely will get most of his work in obvious passing situations, and he's also listed on the depth chart as the team's top return man for both kickoffs and punts. Sproles likely will wrap up the preseason without playing in a game.
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|6||10/12||@New York Giants||19||16.00|
|11||11/18||@New Orleans Saints||3||9.00|
|12||11/25||New York Giants||19||16.00|
|15||12/17||@Los Angeles Rams||9||12.00|
|3 Year Avg||64||272||2||38||296||1||74|