Darren Sproles, 30, has been an electric target for Drew Brees over the last three seasons with the Saints, racking up 232 receptions for 1,981 yards and 16 touchdowns in 44 games (14 starts). He has also rushed for 1,067 yards and five TDs on 188 carries (5.67 YPC) and gained 671 yards on 81 punt returns (8.28 YPR) and 1,827 yards on 70 kickoff returns (26.1 YPR).
Despite objections from Sproles and his wife, the team has decided to ship the 5-6, 190-pound multi-dimensional threat to the highest bidder. Eagles coach Chip Kelly will certainly know how to use him.
The former 2005 fourth round selection (No. 130 overall) out of Kansas State is coming off an up-and-down year, but could be in a for a strong showing with a change of scenery in the Eagles’ prolific offense.
It’s a low-risk, high-upside move for an Eagles team with sights set on the Super Bowl.
Michael Gartman is a College Football and NFL Senior Writer, the AFC South and NFC West Lead Writer and the Founder, CEO of GridironGrit.com. Michael Gartman is also senior editor and analysis for NFL Draft Insiders
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