Eagles announce Jay Ajayi’s return, put Darren Sproles on injured reserve

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The Eagles officially announced changes to their backfield on Friday afternonn.

Darren Sproles has been placed on injured reserve after re-injuring his hip flexor in practice this week. The team filled his spot on the roster and in the backfield by bringing back Jay Ajayi.

Ajayi came to the Eagles midway through the 2017 season and tore his ACL early last season. He became a free agent in the offseason and worked out for teams without landing a job until now.

Sproles has contemplated retirement in the past and the 36-year-old suggested he’ll be doing so again in a post to Instagram on Friday.

“Man what a ride . . . I put my all in this game since the age of 8,” Sproles wrote. “I played every snap like it was my last. If I never put that #43 on again I have no regrets I gave it my all and I hope I made my family proud!”

Sproles is fifth all-time in all-purpose yards and set a single-season record with 2,696 all-purpose yards while with the Saints in 2011.

23 responses to “Eagles announce Jay Ajayi’s return, put Darren Sproles on injured reserve

  1. What a player. Not a fan of any of his teams but I’ve always enjoyed watching him play. For me and probably alot of others he changed the way I looked at smaller players.

    Definately going to miss 43

  2. The Eagles have the mental toughness and command of the fundamentals you need to play the Patriots. I knew the Ravens had it, which concerned me about playing both these birds on the road when both teams have two weeks to prepare. They both play with a chip on the shoulder. Along with the Legion of Boom Era Seahawks. Within the NFC East the Eagles have replaced the Coughlin-era Giants in that mental toughness department.

  3. endtimesparty says:
    November 15, 2019 at 6:35 pm
    The Eagles have the mental toughness and command of the fundamentals you need to play the Patriots. I knew the Ravens had it, which concerned me about playing both these birds on the road when both teams have two weeks to prepare. They both play with a chip on the shoulder. Along with the Legion of Boom Era Seahawks. Within the NFC East the Eagles have replaced the Coughlin-era Giants in that mental toughness department
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    Mental toughness ? Eagles are trash with wentz 10-10 in last 20 games real mental toughness wentz is a scam

  4. Mental toughness ? Eagles are trash with wentz 10-10 in last 20 games real mental toughness wentz is a scam

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    Yeah, I forgot Wentz plays defense and also catches the passes he throws. Tough to win with possibly the worst receiving core in NFL history. Your trolling is embarrassing.

  5. I wasn’t really counting on #43 to be much more than getting a few snaps this year and retiring. I hope now he will retire as an Eagle, and put behind him a great career. A true Class Act, and a 100% team player.

  6. steelpalace5000 says:
    November 15, 2019 at 8:55 pm
    He sho6 have retired 5 years ago.. he is washed up and played well past his being what good he was. He was nothing but a gimmick back . Go lay done somewhere you are done

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    Gimmick back who is top 5 all time in scrimmage yards? Don’t post while on drugs kids.

  7. Good luck to him. Hoping he heals up and in the off season decides if he wants to play another season or two. If he wants to stay off the field I wish him an enjoyable retirement.

  8. Despise the Eagles, but it is nearly impossible to not like Sproles. An excellent player, and he had a pretty long career as a scat back type of player. He was always a threat when on the field.

    Best of luck in post-football life if you decide to call it a career, Sproles.

  9. danny woodson says:
    November 15, 2019 at 7:39 pm
    endtimesparty says:
    November 15, 2019 at 6:35 pm
    The Eagles have the mental toughness and command of the fundamentals you need to play the Patriots. I knew the Ravens had it, which concerned me about playing both these birds on the road when both teams have two weeks to prepare. They both play with a chip on the shoulder. Along with the Legion of Boom Era Seahawks. Within the NFC East the Eagles have replaced the Coughlin-era Giants in that mental toughness department
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    Mental toughness ? Eagles are trash with wentz 10-10 in last 20 games real mental toughness wentz is a fine. The coach I calls different plays for him than he did for Foles. He expects Wentz to do it all. The problem is over the last 20 games Doug hasn’t had Reich or DeFilipo so he’s not as good at adjusting. Love Doug but he needs to put Carson in better positions (reminds me of Andy Reid when he had Donovan)

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    Look at the teams injuries over those last 20 games. In division Dallas has benefited from 11 injured eagles last year’s first meeting. 13 in th second meeting and I believe 10 in this years match up. Most skill position guys. Carson has done Well

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