Eagles running back Darren Sproles has officially shown up for Philadelphia's mandatory minicamp this week, as expected. The 32-year-old veteran was spotted by Jeff McLane at the NovaCare Complex on Monday afternoon. Sproles also took the time to briefly explain why he didn't attend the team's voluntary OTA workouts.
Darren Sproles just pulled into the NovaCare Complex to report for today's physical before #Eagles mandatory minicamp.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) June 6, 2016
Sproles said he missed OTAs because of "family stuff," #Eagles "cool with it." As for reports he wanted new contract/to be traded: "False."— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) June 6, 2016
A few weeks ago, Eagles head coach Doug Pederson suggested Sproles was skipping practice because he wanted to spend time with his family. It seems like that was the case after all.
It was previously reported Sproles skipped practice because he wanted a new contract. Sproles denied those rumors on Twitter and then did so again today in person.
In other news, Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox has not been spotted at NovaCare yet despite a report that he was recently seen on a plane heading to Philadelphia. The Eagles don't begin minicamp practice until tomorrow on Tuesday, June 7, but they are due to Philly today for physicals.