We wondered aloud last night why we hadn’t heard anything about Darren Sproles.
He probably was waiting for Miami to make a move at running back. With Reggie Bush in place there, Sproles is nearing a decision according to Kevin Acee of the San Diego Union-Tribune.
Sproles has narrowed his three choices to the Eagles, Saints, and Chargers. Philadelphia makes a lot of sense, but it shows that Sproles is being viewed as a clear backup.
The Saints and Chargers are more surprising. Sproles could replace Reggie Bush, but the team already has Mark Ingram, Pierre Thomas, and Chris Ivory under contract. We expected Sproles to leave San Diego, but it doesn’t appear great offers are out there.
It makes us wonder if it was really necessary for Chargers G.M. A.J. Smith needed to use the franchise tag on Sproles the last two years.