Eagles executive vice president of football operations Howie Roseman broke some news during his post-NFL Draft press conference on Saturday evening: Darren Sproles is coming back to Philadelphia in 2018.
Sproles, who turns 35 in June, has been a free agent ever since the new league year began in March. It was originally thought that Sproles was going to retire after the 2017 season but his plans seemingly changed when he suffered a season-ending ACL injury in Week 3 last year. Sproles appears to be doing well in his rehab.
Darren Sproles is not human. ☝️— SPORTSRADIO 94WIP (@SportsRadioWIP) April 26, 2018
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Howie Roseman said the #Eagles are optimistic about having Darren Sproles back by Week 1.— Jeff McLane (@Jeff_McLane) April 28, 2018
It’s good to know Sproles is returning to the Eagles this season. He still figures to be a dangerous weapon in Doug Pederson’s offense. Sproles was productive in the two games he played before he got hurt. His prowess as one of the league’s best punt returners sure doesn’t hurt, either.
With Sproles in the fold, the Eagles now have the following running backs under contract: Sproles, Jay Ajayi, Corey Clement, Wendell Smallwood, and Donnel Pumphrey. Josh Adams also reportedly signed with the Eagles as an undrafted free agent. That’s not a bad group.
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