Jan 4, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; New Orleans Saints running back Darren Sproles (43) carries the ball during the fourth quarter against the Philadelphia Eagles during the 2013 NFC wild card playoff football game at Lincoln Financial Field. The Saints defeated the Eagles 26-24. Mandatory Credit: Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

NFL Rumors: Philadelphia Eagles to show interest in signing Darren Sproles?

The New Orleans Saints have yet to officially release running back Darren Sproles, but he’s already starting to draw interest from other teams. At the moment, the interest is purely speculative but if Sproles hits the market — which is appears he certainly will — then it’s not hard to weed out the teams who will have more interest in him than others.

The New England Patriots were already highlighted as a team with possible interest in Sproles and the up-tempo offense of Chip Kelly in Philadelphia would make a great fit as well.


ESPN Insider Matt Williamson connects the dots for us and pinpoints the Philadelphia Eagles as a logical landing spot for Sproles and he’s not wrong for pointing it out. While the Eagles already have a pair of excellent running back in LeSean ‘Shady’ McCoy and Bryce Brown, it wouldn’t be the first time that the versatile Sproles worked in a three-back system.

If it worked in New Orleans with similarly built  backs, there’s no saying it wouldn’t work for Kelly. Sproles seems carved out for Kelly’s style of offense and adding his skills to Nick Foles weaponry is a scary thought for NFC defenses.


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