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.
Sproles rushed once for two yards and caught all three of his targets for 34 yards and a touchdown in Sunday's 29-23 loss to the Cowboys.
Sproles caught a ball in the right flat and barreled through two defenders to get in the end zone and tie the game with 1:22 remaining in regulation. In just his second game back after missing 11 weeks with a hamstring injury, the 35-year-old saw 22 offensive snaps, more than twice what he got the week prior. With Corey Clement almost certain to miss time with what is likely a sprained knee, Sproles' role may expand even further Week 15 on the road against the Rams.
Sproles rushed four times for 22 yards and a touchdown in Monday night's 28-13 victory over Washington.
Sproles scored his first touchdown in almost two full years despite seeing just nine offensive snaps in his first game action since injuring his hamstring Week 1. He also handled punt-return duties for Philadelphia, returning three kicks for 19 yards. Oddly, the 35-year-old was left out of the passing game, but Eagles probably wanted to ease the veteran back into action. Look for him to see his role gradually increase over the remainder of the season, starting with a Week 14 matchup in Dallas.
Sproles (hamstring) is active for Monday's game versus the Redskins, Eliot Shorr-Parks of Sports Radio 94 WIP Philadelphia reports.
In his first appearance since Week 1, Sproles may not be featured like he was in that contest due to the emergence of Josh Adams (hip). Considering he's averaged 3.3 catches, 4.7 targets and 6.0 carries per game during the Doug Pederson era, Sproles should get in the act behind Adams and alongside Corey Clement.
Sproles (hamstring) is listed as questionable for Monday's game against the Redskins.
Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reported earlier Saturday the veteran running back plans to play Monday, however Sproles is expected to be worked back into the offensive rotation slowly. An injury to Josh Adams may rush that timeline somewhat, but with the likes of Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood still available and healthy, Sproles is unlikely to see a significant amount of snaps regardless of Adams' game-time status.
Sproles (hamstring) is expected to be active for Monday's game against Washington, Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal reports.
Head coach Doug Pederson was optimistic about the health of his veteran running back, but seemed to hint the team plans to ease Sproles back into the lineup, specifically mentioning receiving an occasional punt return or third-down snap as a means of limiting his workload. Sproles' practice status Saturday will likely shed some light on how many snaps fantasy owners could anticipate for the 35-year-old, but it's unlikely he will cut dramatically into the workload of Josh Adams, who has dominated the touches out of the backfield as of late.
Sproles (hamstring) plans to suit up for Monday's game against Washington, Daniel Gallen of PennLive.com reports.
Sproles returned to practice Thursday as a limited participant and repeated the feat Friday. Speaking after Friday's session, he told the media his absence was caused by something more than a simple hamstring injury, but then declined to provide any details. Regardless of the cause for his prolonged absence, the Eagles would be glad to get Sproles back in the lineup as a backfield option for passing downs. Josh Adams has taken over as the lead runner, with Corey Clement and Wendell Smallwood mixing in. Sproles might push Smallwood out of the picture and eat into Clement's snap share.
Sproles (hamstring) officially was a limited practice participant Thursday.
During the portion of Thursday's practice open to the media, Sproles participated in individual drills, according to Martin Frank of The Delaware News Journal. After the session, Mike Garafolo of NFL Network reported Sproles didn't have any issues with his hamstring, unlike two weeks ago when he suffered a tweak. Sproles likely has to get through this week without a setback to have a chance to suit up Monday in Washington, which could be confirmed on Saturday's injury report. However, a game-time decision is possible, which wouldn't be made until 90 minutes before Monday's 8:15 PM ET kickoff.
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|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|
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|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|
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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|