Eagles running back and return man Darren Sproles didn’t appear to signal for a fair catch on a punt in the fourth quarter, but he wasn’t even able to attempt to field the ball, as Skins cornerback Deshazor Everett ran him over.
LeSean McCoy had a perfectly fine game against the Colts, pulling off a few jukes in open space that left jockstraps all over Lucas Oil Stadium, but the best Eagles running back last night was Darren Sproles. He made everyone wonder why the Saints let him go for a fifth-rounder.
Darren Sproles landed on the Eagles this morning, and while this is obviously a boost to any offense, it's worth a few seconds to look at just how big of a hole he's filling.
The Eagles have traded for Darren Sproles, reports Jason La Canfora. With Jeremy Maclin returning too, that offense is going to have a grand old time in the NFC East.
On Tuesday, running back Darren Sproles learned through Twitter that the Saints were attempting to trade him. Not the best way to figure out your team's trying to ship you out. His wife Michel publicly vented a little more than him, using one long-ass Instagram comment.
NFL free agency is underway, with talks between teams and players developing all over Twitter. And poor Darren Sproles heard from Twitter about how he might be traded, instead of through his agent or someone from the Saints.
As you can see from this video compiled by new guy Conor Hastings, Darren Sproles of the New Orleans Saints returned a punt 72 yards for a touchdown tonight. Shortly thereafter, Green Bay Packers rookie Randall Cobb did the same with a 108-yard kickoff return. To which Sproles said oh, ok, I'll get a 57-yard scamper…