Is Darren Sproles Reconsidering Retirement?
Eagles running back Darren Sproles has said several times he anticipates 2017 being his final NFL season.
The soon-to-be 34-year old running back is in the final year of his deal and is entering his fourth season in midnight green, but kept the door open to returning for another year.
While speaking at his locker after Eagles OTA's on Monday at the NovaCare Complex, the 5-foot-6 Sproles sounded like a guy who isn't thinking about filling out his retirement papers just yet.
The diminutive, but versatile Sproles spent his first five seasons in a Chargers uniform, running for 1,154 yards, catching 145 passes for 1,400 yards. After that he teamed up with Drew Brees in New Orleans, where in three seasons he piled up 232 catches and 1,981 yards and 16 receiving touchdowns before landing in Philadelphia with the Eagles.
The Eagles gave Sproles a career high 94 carries last season, and he showed he can still produce, racking up 865 total yards on 146 touches and four touchdowns. This season the Eagles added running back Donnel Pumphrey in the fourth-round to possibly take over the Sproles role next season.
Philadelphia acquired the former fourth-round pick from the Saints prior to the 2014 season for a fifth-round draft pick. He then signed a two-year extension with the Eagles and has been one of the team's best playmakers during his three seasons.