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Eagles confirm Darren Sproles will retire after 2019 season

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Heck of a career.

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When the Philadelphia Eagles placed Darren Sproles on injured reserve back in mid-November, there was thought the 36-year-old’s football career was over ... for real, this time. The Eagles have now confirmed Sproles will be walking away from the NFL after the 2019 season:

Eagles fans ultimately grew tired of the team’s over-reliance on the veteran running back but that shouldn’t overshadow what was a remarkable career.

Sproles is leaving the game with the following achievements:

  • Super Bowl LII ring
  • Three-time Pro Bowl honors
  • Two-time first-team All Pro Honors
  • 732 rushes for 3,552 yards (4.9 average) and 23 rushing touchdowns
  • 553 receptions for 4,840 yards (8.8 average) and 32 receiving touchdowns
  • 311 punts returns for 311 yards (9.5 average) and 7 punt return touchdowns
  • 332 kick returns for 8,352 yards (25.2 average) and 2 kick return touchdowns
  • Single-season record for all-purpose yards
  • Fifth in career all-purpose yards

Sproles is a borderline Hall of Famer who was a joy to watch in his prime. He gave the Eagles some good contributions earlier on in his Philly tenure after previously spending time with the then-San Diego Chargers and the New Orleans Saints.

Here’s wishing Sproles happiness in retirement.