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Punt return power rankings: Where does Darren Sproles rank among the best?

The last time we talked about the best kick returners in the NFL it was back in October, when Devin Hester of the Atlanta Falcons took home the number one spot in our power rankings. This time I mixed it up by separating punt returners from the herd and ranking the top ten based exclusively on punts. To determine the rankings I used a combination of traditional stats plus an extra...
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Eagles' Sproles almost forgotten after fast start

PHILADELPHIA (AP) Darren Sproles burst onto the scene in his early appearances with the Philadelphia Eagles. Now, as the season heads down the stretch, Sproles has become almost a forgotten man. ''There have been times where we intend to get him the ball and we can't for some reason,'' Eagles offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur said. Sproles averaged 13 touches in the first two games...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tiny Eagles running back Darren Sproles the biggest bargain in the NFL this season

Pop quiz: pound for pound who is the most valuable player in the NFL this season? If you answered anybody but Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles, you were wrong. Now put on this dunce cap and go stand in the corner while I explain why. Sproles was traded by the New Orleans Saints to the Eagles in March for a fifth round pick. He learned about the transaction on Twitter...
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29 days ago  |  Discuss

Darren Sproles named NFC special teams player of the week

After his 65-yard punt return for a touchdown on Monday night football, Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles was named NFC special teams player of the week by the NFL. This season alone, Sproles has two punt returns for touchdowns, 392 punt return yards and is averaging 17.0-yards per punt return. With these kinds of numbers, Sproles should make the Pro Bowl this season...
Via Total Sports Live
November 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Eagls RB Darren Sproles Proving Once Again He is Fantasy Football Gold

One of the great things about Philadelphia Eagles running back Darren Sproles is that he is a little on the small side to really be a full-time running back. Thanks to his ability to make magic happen he has managed to carve out a niche as a return man and one heck of a pass catching/change of pace running back.What's great about that of course is that when he plays like he can...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Darren Sproles scorches Carolina Panthers for two touchdowns

How stupid do the New Orleans Saints look now? This past offseason they traded Darren Sproles to the Philadelphia Eagles for a fifth round pick in 2015. Unless that pick turns out to be the reincarnation of Walter Payton they’ve pretty much lost that one. Sproles is having a spectacular season and is on fire on Monday Night Football. He’s scorched the Carolina Panthers for two...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: Five keys to defeating the Cardinals in week eight

Philadelphia Eagles (5-1) @ Arizona Cardinals (5-1) October 26, 4:05 PM, FOX University of Phoenix Stadium, Glendale, AZ The Philadelphia Eagles travel west to add a little green to the desert and play the Arizona Cardinals. The Cardinals have felt like a 5th member of the NFC East to the Eagles, as the two teams have played each other in each of the last 3 seasons. Before looking...
October 23, 2014  |  Discuss

How long will Darren Sproles be out for the Philadelphia Eagles?

All you can really ask of your favorite NFL team is to come away with a win and no major injuries. This past Sunday night the Philadelphia Eagles delivered on that with one notable exception. Running back and punt returner Darren Sproles suffered a sprained MCL – the same injury that has left guard Evan Mathis out of action right now. Fortunately, Sproles’ sprain isn’t nearly...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Eagles: 3 reasons why Darren Sproles make the offense elite

Going into the season, the Philadelphia Eagles weren’t considered to be a favorite to get to the Super Bowl, but in just two weeks, more and more people are jumping on the bandwagon. After Chip Kelly’s first year in the NFL and Nick Foles’ breakout season, the Eagles jumped to the top of the NFC championship contenders. But after they severed ties with DeSean Jackson, many...
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Jay Gruden: When Darren Sproles comes in for LeSean McCoy we’re like ‘Oh s–’

Signing Darren Sproles has been as good as expected for the Philadelphia Eagles. The running back leads the team with two rushing touchdowns as well as with 11 receptions and 166 receiving yards. In addition to LeSean McCoy, the Eagles have a pretty formidable one-two punch that strikes fear into opposing coaches and players. Redskins head coach Jay Gruden uncovered opponent’s...
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September 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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