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Darren Sproles absent from OTAs, reportedly holding out due to trade interest

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A surprising absence from the start of OTAs

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Organized team activities for the Eagles started today and Darren Sproles unexpectedly is absent from them. According to NFL Network's Ian Rapoport, the reason is that his status with the team is up in the air and he is waiting out the situation:

Sproles was also not at voluntary workouts earlier in the month. There are no further details yet as to why Sproles has no-showed to the first OTA of the offseason. As Rapoport indicates, there appears to be no ill will about the situation, so Sproles could just be removing the risk of getting injured while he awaits confirmation on who he will be playing for this season. Fletcher Cox is also not at OTAs, as expected.

Update: It doesn't appear that Sproles will be going anywhere unless the offer is too good to turn down.

We'll keep you updated as more information comes.