Darren Sproles to make 2019 playing decision in May

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Word in January was that running back Darren Sproles was considering a return for another season and he has yet to come to a decision.

Sproles has spent the last five seasons with the Eagles, but injuries have limited him to just nine games over the last two seasons. The veteran back was at an event meeting fans in New Jersey on Saturday and said that he has spoken to the Eagles about a deal for 2019, but is planning to wait a little longer before making a final call on playing again.

“We’ve had some talks,” Sproles said, via Dave Weinberg of the Press of Atlantic City. “I’m going to wait until May before I make my decision. We’ll have to see.”

The Eagles traded for Jordan Howard on Friday and also have Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, Josh Adams and Donnell Pumphrey on the roster at running back.

12 responses to “Darren Sproles to make 2019 playing decision in May

  1. IMO, Smallwood seemed to be more productive then Adams. I wouldn’t be surprised if Smallwood is on next seasons roster. I guess that would also depend on who the Eagles draft.

  2. There’s no longer a need for Sproles, it’s time to say goodbye. His few carries a game will be taken by Clement or Boston, he can no longer field punts there’s no role for him on the team.

  3. Sproles needs to retire and the Eagles need to let him. This is Brett Favre ridiculous and we’ll get some sound bite how he’s playing one last year for his daughter.

    He was a great player but it is time for him to retire. Teams screw this up all the time (ie. Cowboys and Witten).

  4. Sproles has been a great player for many years. I hope he rides off into the sunset and enjoys the rest of his life.

  5. Sproles and the Eagles have a deal, contingent on what happens in the draft. He’s not coming back for another season to get spot duty. If the Eagles take a RB in the first 2 days of the draft (possible, but not with their normal strategy), and it looks like he’s not going to be near the top of the depth chart, he’ll retire. If they don’t take a back early, and he can get reps on offense and on ST, he’ll be back in midnight green

  6. greymares says:
    March 31, 2019 at 9:59 am
    There’s no longer a need for Sproles, it’s time to say goodbye. His few carries a game will be taken by Clement or Boston, he can no longer field punts there’s no role for him on the team

    ———-

    He obviously follows the team and is absolutely right.
    The Eagles only carry 4Rbs every year.
    Sproles had a great career…but there is no place for him on the team.
    He can probably milk another year on another team, but at this stage he’s certainly not worth cutting a younger player and taking up cap space.

  7. Thanks Darren, but no thanks. He’s been a huge contributor until he was hurt in the Super Bowl season. However, now he’s not as impactful as he once was. Certainly acquiring Howard helps tremdously and puts Sproles and Pomphrey on the outside looking in. At this point, he’s like Peters…will he finish the quarter, a drive, a game or will he be out again with another injury. Father Time is not so kind to some players.

  8. If the Eagles resign him I’d want them to EXPECT participation at TC and not this conditioning in San Diego BS. How’s that worked out?

  9. Yards: 19529
    TDs: 64
    One of the great careers, Darren Sproles and Brian Mitchell deserve to be in the HoF.
    Yes, they do…

  10. Yards: 19529
    TDs: 64

    Additional, added:
    B-Mitch 23,316 Return TDs 14 including playoffs, 28 total
    One of the great careers, Darren Sproles and Brian Mitchell deserve to be in the HoF.
    Yes, they do…

    Both Eagles late in career and still contributing… like to see Sproles continue for at least a year and get closer to Mitchell’s total

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