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Darren Sproles moves closer to a return

Darren Sproles, Mike Adams AP

Saints running back Darren Sproles was expected by some to miss six games with a broken hand.  In the end, he may miss only two.

A day after returning to practice on a limited basis, Sproles fully participated in Thursday’s session.  We’re told he’s expected to participate fully in practice again on Friday, and that a decision on whether he’ll face the Raiders on Sunday will depend on how the hand responds after this week’s practice sessions.

The Saints have won four of five games, and New Orleans quarterback Drew Brees has won three of four all time in Oakland.  It’s his first trip back since leaving the Chargers after the 2005 season.

Right tackle Zach Streif missed practice with a lingering groin injury, as did defensive end Junior Galette (ankle) and cornerback Corey White (knee).  Receiver Courtney Robey (shoulder) fully participated.

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4 Responses to “Darren Sproles moves closer to a return”
  1. raiderapologist says: Nov 15, 2012 7:54 PM

    No offense to my fellow Raider fans, but does this guy really need to play this week?

  2. breakingb says: Nov 16, 2012 1:37 AM

    I hope the Saints don’t over look this football team, Raiders have the potential to win this.

  3. cowboycjn says: Nov 16, 2012 8:21 AM

    I feel the same, why not let him sit it out and rest up another week. Ivory, Mark Ingram, and Pierre T. are plenty enough firepower for this battle.

  4. goodolebaghead says: Nov 16, 2012 9:10 AM

    As a Saints fan, I can tell you, at this point any loss will knock us out of contention, so yes, he needs to play.

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